Art Workshops
with Maureen Brouillette

Finding Your Own Voice with Mixed Media Collage
September, 2017 at the Artists' Showplace in Dallas

The goal of this workshop is to experiment, have a good time and create some jewels. All levels are welcome. Bring a friend!

Each day will include lectures, readings, a question and answer session, a demo for technique, and student painting time. Individual guidance and personal critiques will be ongoing.

We are going to create mixed media collages using acrylic paint, found and purchased papers, a variety of drawing tools, and black and white photocopies or laser prints of your own travel and family photography.

Other collage elements to bring might include poetry, letters, postcards, tickets, receipts, monoprints and drawings, rice and tissue papers, maps, patterned paper, labels, graph paper, ledgers, vintage book pages, engravings, stamps. Bring black and white copies or laser prints of your photography in a variety of sizes instead of using the original photos or found papers.

We will use matte medium for adhesive, your favorite acrylic paints for color, plus anything you like to draw with, such as pencil, ink, charcoal, color pencils, and water soluble crayons to embellish our paintings.

Highlights

  • Emphasis is on design. Balance is key.
  • We are going to work relatively small and quickly!
  • We will work in a series.
  • Pulling it together - tweaking the color, value and design, for a unified image that works!

Supply List

  • Golden or Liquitex Acrylic Paint in tubes, jars, or fluids. Bring no more than a dozen of your favorite colors plus black and white.
  • Golden Matte Medium
  • Masking tape
  • 140 lb. hot or cold press watercolor paper cut into 8x10 or 12x12 pieces and a piece of foamcore or other surface to tape them to or several small gallery wrapped canvases. Either water color paper or canvas is fine to work on. Your choice.
  • Your favorite brushes
  • Scissors
  • Water soluble crayons and pencils
  • Palette
  • Paper towels
  • Black & white photocopies or laser prints of your photos in a variety of sizes
  • Found papers and store bought papers
  • Stencils and stamps

Location & Registration

Questions: If you have any questions, please call Maureen at 214-340-6914 or e-mail Maureen.

Registration: To register call Artists' Showplace at 972-233-1223.