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Deconstructed Landscape Treasure Book

Jill K Berry
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday & Monday Aug 23/24

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$ 330  

There are many colorful stories about the earth’s invention, and in this class we will add to that mythology. We will create rivers, ponds lakes, streams and other bodies of water on our own invented landscapes, adding flora, fauna, and evidence of human life. Using lots of layering and texting techniques, flowers, pastures and birds may appear. After painting our personal territory, we will deconstruct it, and bind the results into a case bound structure, with a shadow box built in to store some treasures from the journey. The treasures can be paper constructions, jewelry, any repurposed thing that will fit with the subject and the space.

There are numerous technical skills covered: Covering boards, gluing secrets, making a case binding, box making and learning to fit diverse elements into a book structure.

The creative part comes in with the paste painting that becomes our landscape. Techniques include using salt, alcohol and other topical treatments to create texture, and composing abstract elements to simply create a composition of a large and luminous landscape. No experience with painting is necessary.

Materials Fee $22 paid at beginning of class includes:

1/2 sheet Arches Text Wove 28 1/2 x 20
Boards for book and box
Book cloth
Papers to share
Texture tools
Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Any acrylic paints you have, a red, blue, yellow and white will do.
Cutting mat
Cutting tool
Decorated papers, mid-heavy weight
Mark making tools that you already have
Paintbrushes for acrylics, ¼”-1”
Paper towels
Pencil and eraser
Small, flat treasures
Steel ruler
Water container
Glue brushes

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