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Painting with Paper: An Abstract Collage Workshop with Ransome

June 11, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gibbes Museum of Art

Class Canceled

This collage making workshop will focus on creating abstract compositions using both paper and paint. Come prepared to take an artistic journey in building abstract picture-making skills and developing senses of composition, color, line, space, shape texture, and value. Working with recycled, purchased, and hand-designed patterned papers, students will build on their unique artistic aesthetics with a philosophy toward seeking new discoveries. This workshop will focus on creative thinking and will help students approach collage-making with the eyes of an artmaker, rather than simply emphasizing technique. The goal is to strengthen students’ confidence in abstract artmaking. 

$130 Members | $150 Non-Members
A 3% credit card fee will apply

Suggested Supply List:
+Utility or craft knife (X-acto) with a variety of blades
+Glue/ adhesive (the BIG question) It really doesn’t matter- bring what you like (we will discuss this during class): Glue sticks, Mod Podge, Extra Heavy Gel Matte, etc.
+Small fine- tip and all-purpose scissors
+White artist tape
+Support or surfaces for your collages: Almost any type of paper can work, I have used sheet from my sketch book, 1, 2, 3 or 4-ply Bristol board is good, cardboard or sheets of illustration board (Keep in mind we will be working no larger than 9 x 12”)
+Scraps of papers: Found- any papers that you like the pattern of (any size or amount); Decorative papers, gift wrap, magazines or newspapers and junk mail
+Drawing pad or sketch book– 9 x 12” or 11x 14”, To make your own patterns.
+A few different acrylic paints (any brand or colors)
Any other art supplies:  Crayons, pencils, pens, ink, any type of paints (water soluable), brushes, pastels, colored pencils,
erasers, etc. 
+The most important thing is to bring yourself, bright eyed and ready to CREATE!

The Gibbes will supply the following materials, but you're welcome to bring your own:
+Ruler (metal is best) for measuring or straight- edge
+Cutting surfaces