Collage for Beginners and Beyond

Collage for Beginners and Beyond
with Beth Bynum    231-263-5396 or

You don’t need drawing or painting skills to make a collage, but it is more than cut and paste.  In this workshop, you will learn basic collage techniques while making several small pieces.  Some of the techniques include pulled paper and transfers.  Bring an explorer’s attitude and see what can be done with paper scraps, photographic images and found objects.  Collage is the perfect medium since “anything goes”.  All skill levels welcome.

I will furnish:
Matte Medium Adhesive
Acrylic paints (small bottles found at Joann’s or Michael’s)
Small containers for water 
Assorted paint brushes
All Purpose Matte Board- two 5” x 7” pieces used as base structure
Waxed paper
Plastic Wrap               Masking tape
Tissue Paper-kind that doesn't bleed
Sponge squares
Rubber stamps and ink
Glue for heavy items
Heat gun

You need to bring
Sharp scissors
Rubber stamps and permanent inks (optional)
Magazines you can cut up 2-3
Clear wide packing tape
Large Spoon for burnishing
Wet acrylic paints in the colors you would like to use in your work 
Plain white tissue paper
Heat gun (if available)
Paper towels
Paper:  Hunt for pictures and colors you might like.  Magazine images, card stock, scrap booking paper, envelopes, paper napkins with nice designs, tissue paper, any kind of stickers, cancelled stamps, vintage paper from books, maps, images of numbers and letters, other paper ephemera.
****It is helpful if you gather images you might like to put in a collage, perhaps by theme, color, or uniqueness.  This is the fun part.

*****Bring a lunch if you like. 
***** Wear work clothes.

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