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Collage and the Spirit of Wabi Sabi - July

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Collage and the Spirit of Wabi Sabi - July
Donna Watson
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$265 plus $15 Materials Fee
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March 12, 2019

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that grew out of Zen tenets that believe we are all connected to nature and earth in profound ways. Wabi Sabi is bits of leaf and bark, feather, leaf skeleton, stones, petals, seeds, textures, weathered wood, wild flowers, handmade papers. Sitka offers the perfect setting for wabi sabi. Immersed in sense of place, and using acrylics, we will hand paint Japanese washi papers to recreate these textures found in nature.

The artists will learn simple compositions and design elements based on Zen tenets like harmony. Then the artists will create a number of collages

About the Instructor(s)

Donna Watson, a NW mixed media collage artist, is inspired by nature and her Japanese heritage. She has traveled all over the country teaching workshops on collage, creativity and personal expression. She has won numerous awards, exhibits in galleries and is published in magazines and books including Masters Collage: Major Works by Leading Artists (Lark).

Materials List: Students Bring


• 4-6 tubes of heavy acrylic paints, various colors

• 2 Soft rubber brayers - 4" size

• 1 cheap brush for gluing

• Small jar matte medium

• Water container

• paper palette or paper plates

• scissors,

• paper towels,

• plastic trash bag

• 8"x10" gelli plate

• Paper, canvas or wood supports no larger than 10"x10" (for collages)


• Stencils

• Rubber stamps

• Other collage papers

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)


• Packet of washi papers

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