Mixed Media on Collage: Part 2

Oct 15, 2022 11:00 am

Sebastopol Center For the Arts 282 South High Street Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States


Saturday October 15, 2022 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

in SebArts Painting/Drawing Studio

Lunch break – 12:30-1:00 (brown bag lunch on the patio or park)

Fee: $85 + $10 materials fee

Number of participants: 12 max.

Age group: Teenagers & Adults

This is the follow-up to Catherine’s Abstract Collage Workshop. You will need the collage you created in this previous class or any other collage you’ve made, preferably on a sturdy and durable surface like wood. If you don’t have a collage, she will provide one for you.

You will learn mixed media techniques to add to your collage design such as shapes and colors with paint and oil pastels, layering and editing, creating translucent layered effects, glazing, scrapping, and adding textures and patterns. This workshop is appropriate for artists working with collage, journaling, altered books, and mixed media painting. It is part of her abstract collage series but it can also be taken on its own. The goal is to provide a non-judgmental and supportive setting where participants can challenge themselves to respond intuitively to art, unleash their creativity, and ask a lot of questions.

We will discuss materials and techniques however you might not end up with a finished piece as the focus is more on experimentation. Be prepared to play, get messy, and unleash your creativity!

Please note: this is NOT a collage making class.

You may contact Catherine Cruz at beyouartstudio@gmail.com

About the instructor: Catherine Cruz is a French-American artist, whose work is informed by textures and patterns created by the passing of time and the effects of the natural elements on the built environment. She has taught collage and mixed media workshops in the Bay Area and France since 2019, and this is her second year at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Her background is in interior design and green building certification. She works from her home studio in Sebastopol, and is participating in Art Trails Open Studio.