The self professed “Collage Queen” will guide you through an introduction to her unique Paper Paintings process with a small, simple apple collage to whet your appetite. From there students will hit the ground running, working on a mixed media collage portrait of man’s best friend–not limited to dogs or cats! Plan to work on whatever “pet” makes you happy, birds, fish, ferrets included!
During this comprehensive workshop you will learn a unique figurative mixed media collage technique. Emphasis will be on successfully transferring your reference photo to the canvas, defining form using light and shadow, and treating every paper tear as a brush stroke. Students will create impressionistic collages that look like paintings.
Create your hand-painted paper palette through Gelli Plate printing, staining, stamping and patterning that will be torn up and glued down over an acrylic underpainting.
This class is focused on learning and growing creatively in a FUN environment. No prior collage experience is necessary. Some painting experience is helpful. All Levels are welcome.
Elizabeth St. Hilaire is a Signature Member of the National Collage Society, teaching in the US and Europe. This will be the third engagement at Madeline Island.
This class is eligible for University of Wisconsin Superior Graduate Credit. - Please call the Registrar for more information - 715-747-2054