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Collage Workshop Session I

$120.00

Sunday, April 15
10 am-3 pm
Instructor:  Hollie Chastain

 

THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

Sunday, April 15
10 am-3 pm
Instructor:  Hollie Chastain
Space will be limited to 12 students

We are super excited to have Hollie Chastain at Townsend Atelier!  This one-day workshop will begin with a brief history of collage and introduce some favorite artists working in mixed media from history and today. We will look at different methods and applications of this extremely versatile medium to keep in mind as we explore substrates and adhesives and the addition of other mediums such as paint, ink and graphite. For part of the class we will be focusing on a technique using vellum and graphite paper as a stencil to break down a sketch into separate elements before rebuilding the composition from materials layered in gel medium on a wooden panel. Then we’ll spend some time in guided experimentation mode using book covers and mixed media paper as substrate and building compositions, textures and layers combining clipped images with paint, drawn elements, stamps, and patterned paper. This workshop is open to all levels of collage and mixed media experience.  Feel free to bring a sack lunch or snack.

Materials To Bring:
Small scissors that are comfortable to you. Hollie recommends the Fiskars 5 Inch Detail Scissors but any around that size that you find easy to work with on detailed cuts will work. Also, bring along any images, magazines, books, ephemera or printed paper that you find interesting and might want to use. Try to avoid papers with a very glossy surface.  All other materials will be provided.

About the instructor:
Hollie Chastain is an artist living and working in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Following studies in both fine art and business she spent several years in marketing and graphic design before returning to the studio to launch a career as an artist and illustrator. Hollie uses mainly paper, mixing found images with modern colors and compositions to create work full of originality and narrative.  Influenced by her love for found ephemera, she has become best known for her works created on the covers from vintage, tossed-aside books letting the scribbles, stamps and history found there contribute to the composition. She works in her home studio as both a gallery artist and illustrator with clients such as Warner Music Group, Smithsonian Magazine, Gestalten Books and Spirituality and Health Magazine as well as many others. Her first book, If you Can Cut You Can Collage was released in November 2017 through Quarto Publishing.  Hollie was selected as the poster artist for this year’s  4Bridges Art Festival.