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Painting with Paper Portraits

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September 13, 2022
September 15, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

In a lively and supportive atmosphere, participants will create a portrait of either a person or animal in collage. We will work from photo references. Sandy will briefly cover the basic principles of art: composition, value, color, etc. Each day will start with a quick warm up, and then you will get to work! Sandy will circulate and help each person with creative problem solving. Expect to work vigorously, have fun and finish at least one piece by the end of the workshop.

About the Instructor(s)

Sandy Oppenheimer is a self-taught artist who "paints with paper" in an intuitive and playful manner. She takes her inspiration from the great artists of the past, beautiful handmade papers from around the world and from the fortunate life she leads. After 20 years in Italy, she returned to northern California where she continues to develop her visual vocabulary. She has received the A.D. Abramson award locally, a grant from the George Sugarman and the Ruth Chevon Foundations, nationally, and was chosen internationally as an artist in residence at the Mino City Art Paper Project in Mino, Japan.

For 25 years she has been working as an artist primarily "painting with paper". As a teacher, she shares what she has discovered in her years of developing a visual language and helps unleash the creative play and potential in each individual. and

Materials List: Students Bring

• Pencil

• Good eraser

• Elmers glue

• Rag

• Cheap glue brush

• Small lid or container

• Sharp scissors 1 large and 1 small

• One large sheet of 300 lb. watercolor paper

• Decorative papers

• Photo(s) of subject matter


• Drawing board or piece of heavy cardboard or matt board measuring about 12" x 16" for backing for table top easel use

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• A carload of decorative papers

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