Collage Unleashed: Butterfly Flower Graffiti Journal

This mixed media weekend will bring out the playful artist and child-like spirit in everyone. The approach to making art in this workshop is fun, bright, spirited and funky. Throughout this soulful weekend, your creative spirit will be guided through inspirational aRt! exercises and idea jumpstarts!

Day One – doodle.PAINT.pLay! – painting and mixed media collage techniques
Students will spend the first day learning fun and colorful painting techniques, creating fabulous hand painted papers and fabrics. Explore painting and dyeing techniques including color scraping, washing, monoprints, eyedropper doodles, gesso textures, dyed cloth stamping & stenciling, and glazing. Learn fusion-dyed collage and funky lettering and doodling techniques.

Day Two – butterfly flower graffiti journal – Create a journal with the artwork from Day 1 rules…a mixture of beauty and urban street culture. Create a mixed media journal with unconventional layers of textured "fusion-dyed" painted papers, digital prints and fabrics covered with your own personal graffiti marks. The structure is hand sewn and signatures of random-sized stained papers are finished off with a freestyle macramé binding. Make your mark accenting vibrant backgrounds with handmade printing plates made from garden kneeling pads, cardboard, found objects … explore monoprinting, collagraphs, and creating handmade stencils. Learn about shadow prints and color-dyeing images and incorporate them into the luscious layered journal pages.