Caitlin Dundon- Inspiration Birds Mixed Media Collage
October 23 @ 9:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pm| $425
Join mixed media artist Caitlin Dundon for a fabulous, energizing and inspirational three-day workshop for all skill levels where there are no mistakes. Beginners will benefit from basic processes of learning how to start a painting with a variety of backgrounds from white gesso, black gesso, multi-colored painting as well as learning the basics of working with acrylic gel for collage. Practice begins on watercolor paper and then proceeds with canvas or wood panel as the weekend progresses creating an excellent workshop in processes and techniques as well as working on 3 finished pieces. Intermediate and advanced students will benefit from learning new uses for old techniques like rubber stamping with paint and gesso, debossing into gel and working with layers of tinted gels.
Students will enjoy working with different weights and kinds of papers working with bird theme or students can choose to work with abstract imagery or another theme of their choosing. Students will explore image collage working with silhouettes, color Xeroxed or magazine imagery and painted imagery and how best to seamlessly incorporate imagery into their layouts.
All students will benefit from one-on-one instruction, dozens of instructor demos and daily group critiques with gentle advice on problem solving, letting go of pre-conceived notions and embracing the wabi-sabi nature of mixed media art. Finally, the class will review a variety of drawing/ink pens/brush pens, slimline applicators and fine brushes for adding details like outlines, line work and lettering including dip pens, Pitt pens/Microns, China Markers, Posca pens and Golden high flow and acrylic ink. Students can work with optional handlettering, rubber stamped/stenciled letters or collaged letters to create their inspirational bird artwork.