Portland, OR 2023 FALL Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Oct 10

Toucan Collage

$ 185  


This whimsical painting starts with an initial layer of watercolor. Geometric shapes are painted and collage added to created layers of transparent color on the 15” square format. The step-by-step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. Your creativity will guarantee an original piece of art! I anticipate that paintings will be 90% completed in class.

Materials Fee $25 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

• Written instructions including line drawing and color photo
• Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (15” x 15”) with a traced line drawing on it
• Mijello Mission Gold paints and foam plate pallet
• Misc. collage materials including decorative napkins
• YES Paste by Gane Brothers & Lane
• Moo Eraser


Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, pop up tissues (like Kleenex), a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular acrylic/watercolor brushes. I like round brushes and use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4, and a variety of scrubby brushes (Scharff Moon #222 brushes sizes #2, #4, #6, used for corrections and lifting off paint.) a flat 1” brush to use with paste, flat brushes sizes #4 and #8 to paint checks. I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Pencil and ruler
• Collage Materials: Optional- decorative napkins, old book pages, pallet paper with used acrylic paint on it, rice papers if you have them, I will have collage materials to share.
• Board to support the painting. Corrugated plastic signboard works well.
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary.