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Mixed Media

Classes meet once a week, unless otherwise noted

​All About That Space

Participants will use stamps, stencils, papers, and acrylic paint to create a mixed media background on canvas board. A subject will be drawn onto the board and then defined by painting the negative space around the subject. No experience is necessary. All supples will be provided. Ages 12+; Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

​Basic Leathercraft

Learn the basics of working with raw leather, including carving of designs, cutting, dying and painting. Students will starts with basic carving patterns and complete a small project involving all that we learned. Students will need to purchase their own basic leather supply kit (discussed first day of class) and CityArts will provide the leather, dyes, paints, and specialty tools. Ages 16+

​Collage and Assemblage

In this workshop we will be creating an abstract collage! Tearing, cutting, pasting and reassembling fragments of paper, found objects, or fabrics into a new art form is the basis of collage. We will be using multiple medias to create an amazing work of art. All supplies included.

Collage and Book Making​

Participants will create a ten page collage book by making their own collage papers. They will learn how to use color, motif, and layout to give the book a unified appearance. The book will be assembled using a slip-knot method.  Students will need to bring a permanent glue stick in a big size. A good brand is the Uhu glue sticks but others are acceptable. Age 12+

​Gel Printing Workshop

Gel printing is a form of printmaking using a reusable gel block. You can apply paint to it, add stencils, and texture. We will create multi-layered prints. All ages. All supplies provided.

​Leather Pet Collars

In this class, students will be making leather pet collars (one inch or 1/2 inch) for a furry friend. Collars will be carved with patterns, stamped with names and colored with dyes or paint. Supplies will be discussed during first class. Age 13+

​Reed Light Sculptures

This lesson focuses on a modern example of two types of sculpture: abstract sculpture and light sculpture. Reed is an inexpensive and easy-to-use medium with diverse possibilities. Commonly used for functional items, in the hands of an artist reed can be formed into highly innovative fiber art. You will create one of a kind laminated paper and reed light sculptures. The structures can be simple in their design or they can become quite complex. They can be abstract or representative. It is a beautiful and unique art form. Age 16+

Mixed Media Landscape

Participants will create collage papers and use various paints and mediums to create a 9x12 landscape. No experience is necessary. All suppliess provided. Ages 12+; Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

​​Printmaking for Beginners

​​In this workshop, you will learn the basics of printmaking and how to use the tools. We will finish one 4" x 6" linoblock carving (which you will get to take home) and prints.​

​Sassy Sunflower Collage

​Participants will use acrylic paints, stencils, and deli papers to create a unique mixed media sunflower collage on a 12x12 canvas. No experience is necessary. All supplies will be provided. Age 12+; Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.​

Tea Bag Art

Participants will use tea bags to construct an 8x8 inch design by staining, stamping and stitching. The design will then be adhered to the canvas. All supplies will be provided. Ages 12+; Children under 12 must be accomanied by an adult. 

Basic Leathercraft6/6-6/27Tue6-8p$95G. Grillot
Basic Leathercraft6/10-7/1Sat1-3p$95G. Grillot
Basic Leathercraft7/8-7/29Sat1-3p$95G. Grillot
Basic Leathercraft7/11-8/1Tue6-8p$95G. Grillot
Basic Leathercraft8/5-8/26Sat1-3p$95G. Grillot
Basic Leathercraft8/8-8/29Tue6-8p$95G. Grillot
Collage and Assemblage6/11Sun2:30-4:30p$35S. Dyer
Collage and Assemblage7/9Sun2:30-4:30p$35S. Dyer
Collage and Assemblage7/30Sun2:30-4:30p$35S. Dyer
Collage and Book Making7/1-7/15Sat10a-1p$75B. Haynes
Collage and Book Making8/5-8/19Sat10a-1p$75B. Haynes
Leather Pet Collars6/10-7/1Sat10a-12p$95G. Grillot
Leather Pet Collars7/8-7/29Sat10a-12p$95G. Grillot
Leather Pet Collars8/5-8/26Sat10a-12p$95G. Grillot
Mixed Media Landscape6/25Sun1-4p$50B. Haynes
Mixed Media Landscape7/22Sat10a-1p$50B. Haynes
Printmaking for Beginners6/25-7/9Sun12:30-2p$65S. Dyer
Printmaking for Beginners7/16-7/30Sun12:30-2p$65S. Dyer
Sassy Sunflower Collage Painting6/11Sun1-4p$50B. Haynes
Sassy Sunflower Collage Painting7/29Sat10a-1p$50B. Haynes
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