Representational Collage with Susan Schenk
Representational Collage: Painting with Paper
Instructor: Susan Schenk
Week2: August 7-13, 2022
Take mixed media to a new level by upcycling papers to create representational art. Portrait, still life, landscape, birds and their nests and butterflies…all are good subjects for painting with paper. You will be guided through a technique to use the element of shape to create realistic or imaginary works with no drawing skills needed. You will produce 5-8 frame-ready 2D works and create stencils and templates for making additional work at home. All levels welcome.
Class Material Fee $20
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"My collage art is an invitation to see beyond the apparent. From a distance, my collages appear to be paintings. Up close, they are complicated jumbles of separate parts. These collages are similar to our own lives; appealing when viewed from afar but somewhat surprising when inspected more intimately.
My use of discarded materials as paint fosters the idea of finding beauty in the overlooked. I discover line, color and form hidden in what others toss away. By transforming magazines, maps and other ephemera into appealing images, I leave a small carbon footprint and more importantly, carve out a trail of enjoyment for others to travel.
I’m exploring variety of subjects to create joy. My intention is to take on the challenge of rendering realistic images using unconventional materials. I create images in intriguing ways to compel a viewer to look more closely. When my work evokes a smile, I deem it a success.
I have been teaching what I call representational collage for 10 years at various venues including Art and Soul Retreat and Sitka. My technique works for all level of creators, building confidence and producing remarkable art works with simple materials."
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