collage paintings with rich vibrant layers, combining “fusion dyed”
collage, painting & staining paper, monoprints, freestyle lettering
and doodling you will create visual journal paintings layered with
black and white images, expressive sumi marks, symbols, letterforms and
written words. Inspired by the juxtaposition of colorful urban graffiti
walls and blossoming gardens you will unleash your creative ideas to
create multiple layered collages with extreme color and texture. NOTE: you can register after start date if you'd like since workshops are self paced. see workshop policies for more info.
graffiti BOUQUET workshop outline
LESSON #1: inspiration & surfaces This
lesson takes you through my favorite texture/painting tools, lettering
and ideas/techniques to start the graffiti BOUQUET paintings. Learn
about creating inspiration boards, collecting imagery and brainstorming
for a project, studying artwork to figure out how it's made, graffiti
mark making, prepping GESSO surfaces for collage and scribble
LESSON #2: colorful.monoprints.layers This
lesson is ALL ABOUT COLOR..LEARN about mixing color, color
combinations/swatches, monoprints SCRATCHES & resists, creating
interesting prints, painting jumpstarts and many colorful images and
LESSON #3: black & white This lesson takes you
through various techniques for creating black & white background
art for collage. Techniques include flower doodles, b/w collage
backgrounds, b/w cutouts, color to b/w graphics, stamping &
painting, parchment monoprints and building the black and white collage
layer in the graffiti BOUQUET painting.
LESSON #4: fusion collage.graffiti.PAINTED layers This
lesson is about putting it all together, painting the graffiti
BOUQUETS. Exercies include: creative layers of color, painting over the
black and white collage, building texture, more creative painting
jumpstarts and adding graffiti style creative lettering layers.
Supply List: Favorite heavy bodied or fluid acrylic colors Golden acrylic glazing medium Satin 9x12 sheet of acrylic (Plexiglas) - you can get these at the hardware store Collage Pauge or Golden regular gel gloss Gesso 5 sheets- 12 x12 white heavyweight cardstock or 11”x14”140 lb. hot press watercolor paper(smooth) 15 sheets of newsprint, drawing or copy paper 10- 2-ply white paper towels (I prefer the Kirkland brand from Costco, Brawny and Bounty work fine too) Black & white laser photocopies of images/writing/ journal
pages/line art TIP: enlarge symbols,
letters, words 2” flat brush (hardware store brushes work great) 1” flat paint a few various paint brushes Plastic paint scrapper - like a plastic hotel room key 2- 1” foam brushes 2 water containers Brayer Black chisel tip sharpie Fine tip permanent black pens or black Glaze gel pen White out correction pen A few favorite doodling tools-prismacolor pencils, gel pens/markers Scissors Painting smock Favorite mark making/printing tools unmounted stamps stencils
OPTIONAL: Adjective bank/theme - brainstorm a list of words, quotes, and phrases Collage ephemera/paper scraps-various colors & textures Graphite pencil
NOTE:Each workshop has a general supply list on the class description page.
A detailed supply list will be provide with each lesson. Most of my
supplies are pretty simple. Please don't feel like you have to buy the
exact paints, markers or adhesives I use. They are put on the lists as
recommendations. If you have questions please email me.