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Collage a Nest

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July 23, 2024
July 23, 2024
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
In-Person Available Only
Online Available Only

Workshop Overview

Channel your inner bird and create a collaged nest. Use recycled papers to create striking 2D bird nests—real and imaginary. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or maybe two, unique frame-worthy works of art.

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 nest. 8x10 is best. Many reference photos available in class.

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

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

Cutting mat, Exacto and some fresh blades


10x10 or 12x12 cradleboard with top and sides painted flat black (black acrylic paint will be available in class also as will additional cradleboards for purchase) Or, 10 x 10 or 12 x 12 black mat board or foamcore.

Paste is provided but you may prefer matte medium or other clear drying glue. Bring a foam brush, a paper cup and plastic container for water.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Specific Images for that class

Specific Samples to display

Mat boards for second nest

Phone books for glue

Yes! paste and applicator

Papers and maps; string, yarn, and other embellishments

Cutting mats

Xacto knives

Glue sticks

Template plastic and Alcohol/q tips


Colored pencils, crayons

Assorted markers/stabilo

Scissors, pens

Legal folders for take home

Tape and various tools

Hardware for hanging

Matte medium, brushes, containers

Additional cradleboards for purchase

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