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4 Day workshop: Reinventing Collage with Mixed Media; June 12-15, 2014

May 28, 2014

It’s that time again, I will be teaching a wonderful 4-day intensive mixed media collage workshop at the Mendocino Art Center. Have you always wanted to know how to work with acrylic paints & mediums, assemblage, gluing, tearing, layering, cutting, drawing, scratching and who knows what else to create unique, layered paintings or 3-D assemblages? Here’s your chance!

 
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Whether it be a spontaneous collage or a carefully planned assemblage, from a memorial altar to a mixed-media collage, you’ll learn countless techniques & exercise to get your engine running and to bring you into the flow…..Register online at  http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/Spring14/Gross.html Toll-free 800-653-3328, ext.10
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I love Paste Paper!

May 25, 2014

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Spring 2014 Reinventing Collage through Mixed-Media

September 9, 2013

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Mendocino Art Center, June 12-14, 2013

Mixed-media collage, a way to re-contextualize everyday objects to create new works of art, is one of the most expressive ways to explore and expand your creative practice. Adding acrylic paints, 3-dimensional objects and working in layers provides the freedom to work in the moment and be open to discovery. In this workshop, you will be guided through techniques and processes to enhance spontaneity and help you to transform your way of working…or playing! All levels welcome.

2012 Collage Workshops at the Mendocino Art Center

April 5, 2012

It’s that time again, I am gearing up for 2 wonderful collage extravaganzas!

A 2 day workshop:

REINVENTION AND PLAY THROUGH COLLAGE
May 26–27, 2012 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30 am–4:30 pm)

Collage, a way to re-contextualize everyday objects to create new works of art, is one of the most forgiving and expressive ways to explore and expand your creative practice. In this workshop we will start both with a blank slate and bring previously created “broken” artwork for reinvention. Susan will guide you through techniques and processes to enhance spontaneity and help you to transform something old or discarded into something new and fresh. Students are encouraged to bring things they wish to transform: old artwork, objects or mementos such as letters, photos, eyeglasses, baby shoes – anything they are holding onto and would like to honor through the reinvention that is collage. All levels of students welcome.
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a 4 day intensive workshop:

PASTE PAPER COLLAGE ON WOOD
June 18–21, 2012 (Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–4:30 pm)
Paste paper, an age-old method of mixing paste and pigment, layering it, and then using tools to scrape, scratch and draw through the layers not only renders beautiful results on paper but also opens the artist to new creative experiences. Using this technique, we will create a stockpile of original, personalized papers. We will also texture paste on wood and using our papers create unique collages. Learn a new and addicting skill! All levels of students are welcome.

I am so excited! Let’s get MESSY!!!!

www.mendocinoartcenter.org

Or call 707 937-5818, ext. 10
Toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10

Anderson Valley Open Studios- May 24, 25 & 26!

May 22, 2008

Yep. I have been scrambling like a lunatic, ummmm, getting ready for Open Studios! And it is sooo incredibly gorgeous up here right now, thank goodness it cooled off. Everything is in bloom! Here are some of my Hamsa/Hamesh Hand prints I am now framing…..

More Ink on Paste Drawings

May 13, 2008

Here are a few more of my ink on paste drawings. Or are they paintings? I had some extra paste paper wheat paste mixed with paint, and then topped it with ink. I am making digital prints of these. Be sure to try to come to the Art Barn for the Anderson Valley Open Studios Art Tour!

Mini inspiration cards

March 27, 2008

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I painted and collaged these little cards on repurposed/recycled paper. (Most of my work now-a-days is made with things I find or scrounge.) Each card has an image on one side and a word on the other. Sometimes I deal myself a card or hand to put something new in my noggin. It helps get my brain off in a new direction!

Paste Paper Collages on Wood

March 27, 2008

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In these pieces I was experimenting with using the paste and paint directly on wood, and working on a larger scale. Hence, I needed larger pieces of paste paper to add on top. Ay-yi-yi! I also finally got to use some of my old rusty shmushed bottle caps.

Most of these are currently on display at the lovely and delicious Boonville Hotel, along with more of my work. (The blue and Red Hamsa hand is no longer there as it sold.)

Wheat paste with paint and ink

March 22, 2008

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I have been experimenting with wheat paste mixed with paint as a painting medium rather than just for paste paper. With a little ink on top, it’s addictive….