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Collage a Nest

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May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

Do you have a nesting instinct? Take mixed media to a new level. Learn to use torn and cut maps and magazine pages to create striking two-dimentional bird nests—real and imaginary. Discover how to use recycled paper and found ephemera like paint to create a unique work of art. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials and produce one or two frame-ready works of art. No drawing skill needed. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

About the Instructor(s)

Susan Schenk has been teaching a new form of collage for 10 years, helping students who want to paint with paper to create frame ready works without extensive drawing skills or expensive supplies. Focusing on shapes, she guides students to create representational works using paper as a form of mosaic.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Color photo or photocopy of a bird nest. 8x10 is best (We will have many reference photos available in class)

• Papers that are interesting to you—maps, music, scrapbook sheets, magazines

• Bits of string, yarn, raffia and feathers to weave into your nest

• Cutting mat

• Scissors

• Exacto knife and some fresh blades

• Paste is provided but you may prefer mat medium or other clear drying glue and a way to apply it

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Handouts

• Specific Images for that class

• Specific Samples to display

• Phone books for glue

• Yes paste and applicator

• Glue sticks

• Alcohol/q tips

• Rags

• Colored pencils, crayons

• Assorted markers/stabilo

• Scissors, pens

• Plastic sheets

• Scrap mats

• Substrate 11 x 14

• Legal folders for take home

• Assorted papers, yarn, string, feathers

• Tape and various tools

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