Sunday, December 8
10 am-5 pm
Instructor: Hollie Chastain
We are excited to offer this one-day workshop that will allow you to make a special creation ready for holiday gift-giving (or keeping). Sometimes a dwelling can be as much a part of a family as the people inside. In this one-day workshop, we will create a piece to celebrate a home whether it’s your current home, childhood home or a friend or family member’s to share as a gift. This is a mixed media class and we will be using paint, paper and a variety of other materials to capture the feel and soul of the house.
Students will start with a vellum template made from a photograph of the house. Students will email a photo of the house to the instructor ahead of time to ensure that it will translate well for the project and allow time for the instructor to print your photo for the class.
Feel free to bring your lunch as there will be a lunch break. All levels are welcome!
Materials to bring along:
- small detail scissors
- paper or other materials that you would like to incorporate into your piece
- 10” x 10” cradled wooden panel
- vellum and carbon paper for stencil
- your resized and printed house image
- paper materials
- paint, mark-making tools, rulers, etc
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 to 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 the year’s 2017 4Bridges Art Festival.