Richmond Art Center Fall Art Mixed-Media Classes

Chicago: Manufactured Memories

©2012 Leah Virsik Chicago: Manufactured Memories found and painted papers and thread on muslin, 10 x 18 inches

Collage: Navigate Your Journey–Mixed Media
6 Wednesdays, September 18–October 23, 2013 | 6:30–9:30 pm| 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Richmond Art Center 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 | 510-620-6772
Price will be posted in fall catalog. Register at www.therac.org or call 510-620-6772.

Document a trip or investigate your everyday life through collage. In this class, you’ll have the opportunity to create a small series of collages, bind your collages into a book or sew smaller collages together to create a larger work. A variety of book structures will be taught. You’ll work with your own meaningful materials, as well as create painted and textured papers and incorporate mixed-media into your work. $30 materials fee. Bring to first class: brayer and painting apron. Optional: acrylic paints, stencils, rubber stamps. Additional materials to be discussed at first class.

 

Manhattan

Manhattan (detail) mixed-media ©2012 Leah Virsik

Paper and Stitch Collage–Mixed Media
Saturday, November 2, 2013 | 10am–4pm
Richmond Art Center 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 | 510-620-6772
Price will be posted in fall catalog. Register at www.therac.org or call 510-620-6772.

In this class, you’ll combine paper, thread and your own meaningful imagery to create a series of small collages. I’ll share a slideshow of collage inspiration and demonstrate techniques to help unify your works. Hand-stitching and embroidery will be demonstrated.
Please bring:

  • a small amount of collage materials if desired (some will be provided)
  • medium (matte or gloss) or Golden soft gel or comparable to use as adhesive
  • 1” glue brush
  • 3-6 sheets of 8”x10” or smaller mixed-media paper or small canvases or pregessoed muslin
  • squeegee for burnishing paper (i.e.: a piece of bookboard, old gift card, plastic squeegee from Tap Plastics, bonefolder or brayer)
  • your lunch

The following materials are optional. Please bring what you like to work with.

  • scissors
  • craft knife (i.e.: X-Acto knife with no. 11 blades or comparable)
  • ruler
  • self-healing cutting mat
  • bookbinding awl if you have one (or T-pins will be provided)
  • PVA (polyvinyl acetate glue) to adhere cardstock or heavier paper
  • colored pencils, stamps, ink pads
  • acrylic paints, a few colors including a white or titan buff and a dark brown or black
  • brayer and/or paint brushes
  • a tapestry needle, embroidery thread and beeswax for hand sewing
  • a sewing machine

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