We often celebrate our past by sifting through historical ephemera— old photos, letters, handkerchiefs and bits of string, but how can we put them together to make works of art? Creating with these beloved materials can be overwhelming, but it can also be fun and exploratory!
This weekend workshop will enable students to create meaningful mixed media works that allow them to embellish and organize materials in a personal way. We will use combinations of two- dimensional mixed media materials, such as charcoal, ink, pastel, water-based paints (including acrylics, watercolor and gouache), different grounds, transfer techniques and surface treatments, as well as collage. We will also discuss and explore issues of formatting, installation and presentation.
Please see the Extension Class Resources page for important information about materials and supplies needed for this class.