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

Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Katie Nichols
6:30 - 9:30
Tue Eve Oct 25

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$ 95  

In this collage course we will experiment with creepy and ethereal imagery. Anyone with an appetite for the dark and mysterious will enjoy creating pieces that celebrate the eerie side of surrealism. Participants will learn techniques for making textures, distressing, as well as how to combine images to evoke an emotional response in the viewer. We will play with combining different mediums for different effects. Just how macabre the piece becomes is up to each artist!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

30+ pieces vintage imagery and ephemera, black & white photos
Textural elements
Black chip board for mounting
Paint to use in class for dry brushing and other techniques
Distress ink

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors- 1 pair large craft scissors, 1 pair smaller precision scissors
Xacto knife & 3-5 new blades (#11)
Cutting mat
Artist-grade white or clear glue stick (I prefer Elmer’s Craft Bond All Purpose glue stick)
Brushes- flat or fan brush with course bristles for dry brushing; 2 water based medium brushes, small & medium


Old family photos or imagery you’d like to incorporate
Watercolors & palette
Additional brushes
Drawing pencils/ eraser
Charcoal, white chalk pencil

Click here for a printable page

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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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