Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2022 FALL - October 19-26, 2022

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 18, 2023

Portland, OR 2022 FALL Registration is NOW OPEN

Collage a Nest on Cradle Board

Susan Schenk
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 26

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$ 180  

Do you have a nesting instinct? Take mixed media to a new level. Use scrap paper, leftover yarns and this and that to create a striking bird nest on cradle board. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials to produce a ready-to-hang work of art. Guaranteed to charm. No drawing skills needed.

Supplies Needed for Class:

Papers that are interesting to you—maps, music, scrapbook sheets, magazines.
Bits of string, raffia, and feathers to weave into your nest
Cutting mat
Exacto knife and extra blades; scissors
Matte medium, small paper cup and brush for spreading medium
Color photo or photocopy of a bird nest. 8x10. Many reference photos available in class.
Metallic pens and paints with brushes
An apron is always a good idea

All other materials will be provided including reference photos of nests and cradle board
One 10 x 10 cradle board painted black (acrylic or gesso).


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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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