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Rich in Elements: Learn to Make Unique Collage Papers

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Rich in Elements: Learn to Make Unique Collage Papers
Margot Voorhies Thompson and Geordie Thompson
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$360 plus $50 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Start your next collage with an abundance of original material. After three days spent in Sitka’s printmaking studio, students will have created a collection of papers to use in making their own collages. Students will learn techniques for applying both water and oil-based media to apply marks, gestures, patterns, textures and colors to a wide variety of papers. Both on-press and off-press techniques will be taught. Return home rich in original elements.

This will be a unique workshop because Margot is recovering from an accident and her son Geordie will assist her with the class. This inter-generational approach will add a valuable depth of knowledge and exploration to the workshop. Over the years, Geordie has assisted Margot on several public art projects. We are excited to see these two in the studio in action together!

About the Instructor(s)

Margot Voorhies Thompson is a Northwest painter, printmaker, calligrapher and the designer of the Sitka Center logo. She is represented by the Russo Lee Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Her public art commissions include installations at Portland State University, Woodstock Public Library, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Oregon State Library, Tualatin, Kaiser Permanente, OHSU and the Oregon State Hospital.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Small brayer (whatever you have)

• Full sheets of paper for use with some of the processes you will learn in the Workshop (try not to bring

papers with super lumpy inclusions)

• Water color sticks, cray-pas, watercolors, gouache, etc.

• Charcoal, water color pencils, etc.

• 2 rolls of wax paper

• 36 sheets of newsprint (24 x 38") to protect blotters

• 12 printmaking blotters marked with your initials (24 x 38")

• Students will make dry-pack for taking work home

• Disposable gloves (several pairs)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)


• A selection of papers for use in the various processes being taught both on and off the press

• A selection of printmaking inks

• One large roller

• A selection of small brayers

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