Saturday, February 19, 2011

Beeswax Collage Workshop with Lucie

My friend Lucie taught the first class at Liquid Marin in San Rafael, CA last Saturday.  14 delighted students created an 8 x 10 beeswax collage masterpiece under her guidance.  We have started a new program of craft classes and it was a great way to kick off the series.
This is my piece - using a combination of pinks and neutral papers for a background - i went with a couple of birds (what else?) on branches made from dark purple handmade paper.  I just love how Lucie's technique to add colour with solid tissue paper creates a colourful border.  And the two toned string created a striking counterpoint to the collage.
If YOU would like to take a class with Lucie or me - please check out the Liquid Marin web site for details.  The next beeswax class will be offered on Saturday, April 2nd.  If you would prefer not to wait that long for an opportunity to "get creative" with paper, there will be an Intro to Altered Books class on Sunday, March 13th and an Artist Trading Cards class on Saturday, March 26th. 
In my altered book class you will learn all about this exciting and often collaborative medium.  I will provide the vintage book and all the tools and materials to get you started creating collage inside a hardcover book.
In the ATC class Lucie and I will share our different points of view for creating these lovely mini collages - so you benefit from TWO instructors.  Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

the19crafter said...

Love the colours you used! It reminds me of spring.