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Description: Collage, from the French “coller” or to stick or glue, is a unique and thoughtful art practice challenging both the artist and viewer to reconsider everyday objects. By reconfiguring photographs, paper, text, and found objects students will be able to make both finished art forms and sketchbook concepts to pursue in their own practice.  

This two-day workshop will start with a brief history of collage and exposure to a variety of collage examples provided by the instructor. Over the course, students will explore various techniques when creating with your main collage ingredient: PAPER! A variety of maps, decorative papers, watercolor, ink and cold wax will be available to use. Participants may bring in examples of unresolved and interesting imagery from personal prints, sketchbooks, photographs, magazines, and collected papers, if available. Students are encouraged to bring a sketchbook, small sharp scissors and some kind of olfa or x-acto knife, and a glue stick. We will use a variety of adhesives, explore transfer techniques and discover a variety of ways to generate creative compositions.

Level: Beginner, Ages 17+

Please note: Registration will close Sunday, September 29 at midnight.

Supply fee includes: 

  • Glue sticks UHU, Scissors, Gamblin Cold Wax 
  • 6x6 cradled panels 
  • Encaustic pen and colored wax 
  • Cutting mats
  • Matt Media 32 oz
  • Chip brushes, Rags, x-Acto knives
  • Newsprint, magazines, ephemera, maps, washi scrapes, decorative papers 
  • Wax Paper, Spray Bottles
  • Nori Paste, Glue
  • 12 - 6x6 cut up ¼ inch mahogany (approximate size)
  • Maps magazines, ephemera, dictionary, scraps of washi
  • A portion of your supply fee covers studio maintenance

Students should bring: 

  • Examples of unresolved and interesting imagery from personal prints, sketchbooks, photographs, magazines, and collected papers - if available. 
  • Sketchbook
  • Small sharp scissors 
  • Your favorite Olfa or x-acto knife
  • Glue stick

About the Artist: Kathleen Hargrave is a full time artist and educator born in California. She currently lives and works near Seattle Washington. After completing her degree in Art at the University of Oregon, she moved to Washington State and built a studio where she works and teaches. Printmaking has always been one of her passions. 2020 was a significant year and Kathleen has shifted her media primarily to Collagraph and Relief printmaking. She teaches both one-on-one and small workshops. She has been included in numerous group shows and exhibits. Metaphorically, her work explores the transience of our time on earth; a constantly changing place of both sanctuary and uncertainty. 

About Our Programs: As a place of convergence, the Mill serves as both a community and a physical place–celebrating the power of the arts, bringing people, ideas and perspectives together. We are proud to offer adult and youth programs that focus on awareness of one’s individuality in the contexts of family, community and the natural world. Our classes & workshops are designed to inspire creativity, foster connections, and provide enriching experiences for all participants. We invite you to join us in the studio.

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