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Texturlicious: Peeling Paint, Rust, and Ancient Textures

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 23

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$ 170  

Do you swoon over rusty metal and peeling paint? Is Wabi Sabi your favorite look? Come spend a fun day learning to recreate what takes nature years to make in just a few hours. The focus will be on creating texture and patina. Working on paper with water-based mediums we will be recreating the look of peeling billboards, crackled paint and rusty walls. This class encourages you to let go of that perfection complex. We will be sanding, tearing, slopping, spraying, and exploring unusual materials. You will leave class with tons of new techniques and a stash of paper to use in future projects. Come let me encourage your wild grungy spirit! This class is a great companion class to Collage, Composition, and Repetition, where I will be teaching how to incorporate collage papers into a completed abstract composition. 

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Rust paint
Patina Solution
Card stock
Crackle paint
Walnut ink,
Strange concoctions
Extra collage materials

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

  • An inexpensive pad of watercolor paper
• An assortment of collage papers focusing on lighter colors and texture (rice paper, old pattern paper, handmade paper, paper doilies, old letters, etc)
A few usual collage materials (Paper garbage off the ground, the paper you use to protect your surfaces, dirty wet wipes dried, coffee filters, thin cardboard, old rags, and …)
• Matte gel medium
• Cheap acrylic paints from Michaels ( black, white, cream, dark brown, and then an assortment of muted colors of your choice)
• Paint brushes not your best ones.
• A palette for paints and a water container
• A roll of painters tape
• Pencil
• Wet wipes or a rag


• Heat gun and long extension cord

 P.S. No stressing allowed, it is about the creative process, not the specific supplies. Please email if you have any questions. info@clarissacallesen.com

Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. To order supplies, contact Maria Ralaigh


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