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Paper and Paint: Abstract Design

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September 16, 2023
September 18, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
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Workshop Overview

This 3 day workshop offers a chance to expand your abstract

vocabulary through combining collage with paint. We’ll create a

generous stash of hand painted paper layering line, mark and

form on a variety of surfaces, including repurposed book pages,

then arrange these papers, puzzle-like, into abstract compositions.

Elements of chance and intention merge in this format. Collage is

forgiving and allows for much experimentation before committing

to final designs. Finally, we’ll look at ways many contemporary

painters use ‘resting space’ in their work and discuss when and

how to use transparency and opacity to quiet the work.

Intermediate level. Water based media only.

About the Instructor(s)

Born in Chicago in 1961, Cohen was strongly affected by the classic graphic influences of a mid-century urban environment. Everyday exposure to modern architecture, graphic design, photography, painting and sculpture permanently imprinted her mind.

Zoe’s abstract painting springs from her lifelong fascination with mid-century art and design, Abstract Expressionism, The New York School painters and the historic influences which shifted the locus of the international art scene from Nazi occupied Europe to New York following WWII.

Teaching has become an integral part of her art practice.

Materials List: Students Bring

Water based media only.

4 - 6 colors of water based paint (acrylic, gouache, water color)

1 or more FW acrylic ink (black / sepia / antelope brown)

4 - 6 Paint brushes

A selection of drawing tools;

pens, pencils, crayons, markers, oil pastels, graphite, charcoal

4 Cradled panels (your choice of size no larger than 20 x 20)

1 rubber brayer and paint scrapers

A selection of washi paper; Rice paper, Mulberry, Sekichu etc.

gel medium, scissors, paint brushes, spray bottle, paper towel

1 pad palette paper

Optional: stencils, decorative paper, books to repurpose,

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Shop towels

Nitrile gloves

Assorted papers

Alcohol wipes


Transparent paints

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