Join in on a new Collage and Cold Wax experience! Whether in-person or via Zoom, learn about the immersive process of collage making with the adhesive and satiny qualities of cold wax medium and oil paint. Combining a variety of thin papers, tissue paper photographs, threads, and fabric, participants will build layers of meaning and media that reveal rich individualized histories with visual appeal. Overlapping, proportion, composition, color and contrast will be addressed, along with line, shape, texture, additive and subtractive mark making, dimension and depth. This versatile medium yields beautiful and varied surfaces. Develop your own expressive creations! All experience levels welcome.
Additionally, Jane will be providing several videos and PDFs to participants in preparation for the workshop and for future reference. She will also print out participants’ emailed photos onto tissue paper before the workshop to use for collage for in-person participants, send video on how to print photos for Zoomers. Attendees may like to add to older or unfinished pieces if they wish.
Introductions and demo on taping paper, how to copy photos onto tissue paper, setting up media.
Participants tape their Arches Oil Paper and organize space during a brief discussion on the characteristics of cold wax medium and suitable materials that can be used and prepared for collaging.
Slide show on inspiring artists of today and from yesteryear that incorporate collage, looking at their individual approaches utilizing art elements and principles of design to connect with viewers!
Demo: staining and marking papers, reviewing value scale, color, and composition. Demo on how to assemble and photograph works for reference.
Participants begin collages. One-on-one instruction and feedback.
Break for lunch
Demo on mixing color palettes with CWM and oil paint, applying to Arches Oil Paper in layers along with collage materials and mark making. Older or unfinished work on paper or panel can be used as well. One-on-one instruction and feedback.
Sharing of one-of-a-kind artworks and final questions!
Supplies for In-Person Participants
In person participants:
Supplies to have on hand for Zoomers: (order asap as deliveries are slower these days):
Originally from Canada, Texas-based artist Jane Cornish Smith’s nomadic childhood, along with her artist mother, fostered an appreciation for creative expression from a young age. Jane produces paintings and sculptural work with diverse materials and subject matter, but has concentrated in recent years on cold wax and encaustic mediums. She has attended artist residencies at the International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy; Vermont Studio Center; and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and earned BFA, MLA, and MFA degrees. An award-winning artist, her work hangs at the University of Texas at Tyler, Brookhaven College, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery in Wales, the Cancer Support Community of North Texas, and others. She enjoys teaching, and making art from her studio in rural Lone Oak, Texas. www.janecornishsmithart.com
Payment and Registration info:
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