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Pattern and Form: Advanced Collage Techniques with Anne Bagby
With Anne Bagby's forward-thinking, experimental approach to mixed media, you never get stuck in a rut. Anne always sees room for improvement, and in this advanced collage workshop, you learn dozens of ways to refine your compositions.
You print custom paper, master essential patterns, and use drawing, glazing, and stenciling techniques to create stunning figure designs. Anne teaches you to mix subtle, harmonious colors from your aggressively bright professional paints. She builds collages from one-of-a-kind, hand-printed papers, and she grounds her work in a deep understanding of pattern. You learn to stamp, comb, sponge, and roll designs based on classic stripes and contemporary letter forms.
Anne teaches you to be fearless about modifying, cropping, cutting, and combining the papers and figures you create. You harmonize collage elements and solve design problems with glazing, and you add detail with hand-cut and store-bought stencils. Anne teaches you to evaluate faces in photos and shares her tips for drawing figures. She mixes and matches sketches with custom papers to discover the perfect collage composition. You use glazes, opaque paints, and masking to bring your design into focus. Push yourself beyond mixed media basics in Pattern and Form: Advanced Collage Techniques with Anne Bagby.
Text & Texture in Mixed Media Collage with Ann Baldwin
Understand collage from the first layer to the final glaze with the collage techniques of mixed media artist Ann Baldwin.
In this art instruction video, Ann teaches you how to combine the possibilities of text with the versatility of acrylics. First, Ann begins with a discussion of abstract design. She shows you how you can practice your own design skills with something as simple as magazine cut outs. Next, Ann introduces texture painting techniques and walks you through a series of step by step art lessons.
Ann's short texture tutorials simplify and clarify those wonderful Golden mediums. Once you've learned those artist tips, Ann moves into a complete abstract collage. She shows you how to collage torn computer printouts with textured layers to create a rich abstract design. You'll use everything you learned in those original 11 acrylic texturing demonstrations to finish a wonderful abstract painting. The workshop includes acrylic painting techniques that Ann uses with cheesecloth, screens, cardboard, tissue and newspaper.
She creates dramatic relief with heavy gel and molding paste. You'll shape interesting edges and solve design problems with creative layering. Elevate your art one layer at a time in Text & Texture in Mixed Media Collage with Ann Baldwin.
Water Media Collage with Carrie Burns Brown
Carrie Burns Brown, NWS brings your collages to a new level. Learn to make your own richly textured papers and personalized stamps, plus develop your own rainbow array of light-safe papers. Carrie Burns Brown shows you how to sandwich fibers and combine and alter pre-existing materials to make them more personal, satisfying and unique. You learn how to use color harmonies and simple design structure to strengthen your work. Carrie Burns Brown is an inspiration. You wont want to wait to get started!
Carrie Burns Brown's one-of-a-kind art collages are born of her love of making her own richly textured materials. She incorporates everyday items like coffee grounds, newspapers, and light bulb cartons to add depth and variety to her art. In this workshop, Carrie shows you every step in creating her water media collage, from staining paper to making her own stamps.
She begins by creating an array of decorative papers. You'll learn to enhance tissue paper and rice paper with stains, gesso, string, and metallic paint. Carrie creates patterns with custom-made stamps and adds character to the paper with her well-worn brayer. She even turns an ordinary light bulb carton into an elegant design.
Carrie offers both artistic and practical tips on making your own materials. She shares her techniques for staining, painting, and drying beautiful papers without making a mess in your studio.
As she prepares for the final collage, Carrie offers methods for effective and archival combination of materials. She discusses light-safe papers, quality of store-bought materials, and long-lasting pigments. You'll discover how to use gloss medium as an adhesive and as an aesthetic enhancer and even how to incorporate Elmer's glue in your work without sacrificing long-term survivability.
You'll follow Carrie's design process as she begins with a simple grid and modifies it into an elegant collage. Along the way she demonstrates techniques for creating textures, edges, and patterns. She unlocks the mystery of abstract composition, teaching you to follow your instincts and pay attention to detail.
You'll see Carrie test, combine, and modify her array of patterns and papers until each corner of her collage feels unified and complete. By the end of the workshop you'll have the tools to create unique and vibrant abstract compositions. To enrich your art with custom materials and layered design, join Carrie Burns Brown in Water Media Collage.