Wizard of Odds Parade Banners

AMAtusdeMeng-Wizard-of-Odds-NOLA-BannerOptional Add-On Workshop
January 18, 2016

Perhaps you’re a Winged Monkey, a Munchkin or a Winkie. Maybe you represent the Lollypop Guild or the Lullaby League. Whatever your Oz affiliation you just might need a banner to announce your comings and goings as you parade down the Yellow Brick Road through the French Quarter.

In this one day workshop we are going to create our very own Wizard of Odds themed parade banners. We’ll start with a piece of canvas (about 20”X30”) and using a multitude of layers and mixed media techniques bring your banner to life. We’ll focus on some classic sideshow style paint techniques and color combinations to create an eye-catching visual for your banner. A little collage, a few stencil techniques, and whole lot of paint and we’ll be off to see the wizard!

We’ve got all kinds of tricks up our sleeve and couple of magic wands, all you need to do is show up with your kit fee and a few good paintbrushes, we’ll take care of the rest. Collage and stencils and paint…oh my!

About the Instructor

Andrea Matus deMeng  is a mixed media artist living in Vancouver BC who exhibits as well as teaches her unique combination of painting, collage, assemblage and sculpture throughout the world.

In her art, Andrea creates powerful portraits skillfully combining colour, symbolism and ornamentation. Each motif is a transport to a different time and place, and through the process unrelated and discordant shapes and designs are manipulated to find balance and harmony where at first there seems none. Her passions and strong feminine aesthetic can be seen in all of her endeavours. The improvisational nature of collage coupled with the very deliberate method of painting creates a balance of spontaneity and premeditation in her work. Inspired by her extensive travels, a unique personal history, and too many artistic influences to list, Andrea hopes to inspire others to live their creative lives and pursue their dreams of transformation.

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Instructor Supplies

Andrea will be supplying canvas, wood, parchment, collage materials and assorted paints for a $20.00 material fee. The material fee will be collected on the day of the workshop. Supplied materials include:

  • Canvas (pre-primed)
  • Banner carrying apparatus (ie. Two pieces of wood)
  • Collage Materials (paper, ephemera, tissue paper and themed images, etc.)
  • Parchment Paper (so your banner can simply be rolled up to take home)
  • Supply kit also include the use of all:
  • Stencils
  • Paints
  • Matte Medium
  • Collage Tools
  • Mark making tools
  • Portfolio Pastels

Student Supplies

  1. 3-4 good paintbrushes, at least one of these should be a good detail brush
  2. OPTIONAL:
  • Heat Gun
  • Your own collage imagery
  • Fringe or tassles for your banner