October 27-29 (2.5 days)
Instructor: Anna Carll
Demo/Meet & Greet: Friday, October 27 from 4-8 pm EST
Workshop: October 28 & 29 from 10 am-4 pm EST
Explore a new way to look at and build the art of collage with an eye towards using color, shape, pattern, and composition as a means to construct an image that is out of the ordinary mindset of this time-honored medium. Whether your interest is landscape, florals, still life, figurative, or abstraction, this class will guide you step-by-step in using paper as a means to paint. This class will offer attendees an abstracted view of realism or total abstraction if that is preferred—you’ll get to choose which way you want to go. Attention will be paid to building detail within the image.
Day 1: we will start with a meet-and-greet with an introduction and short demo by the instructor, and a talk on establishing a color, shape, and pattern vocabulary for your area of interest.
Day 2: students will begin their main collage and focus on the heroic area of the composition as the focal point building density with a lot of detail.
Day 3: Students will bring the piece together for the final editing of the image with an eye toward making new compositional connections. The class will end early enough to allow for a critique of the work produced.
This workshop is for all levels and students will need to be familiar with wet media. Acrylic gel or matte medium will be the “glue” used for the construction of the collages.
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About the Instructor:
Anna Carll was born in 1960, the youngest child of a large German-American family with five other siblings. Raised in Sarasota, FL, Carll’s early influences were imprinted in a tropical and urban setting. In 1984, Carll received her BA from the University of Florida, after which she relocated to Atlanta, GA, where she lived and worked for 16 years. In 1995 Carll embraced and pursued a fine art discipline and spent 12 years honing her craft in the North Georgia Mountains under the influence of the beautiful Appalachians in the Blue Ridge area. Carll now makes her home in Chattanooga, TN.
Carll began her career as an illustrator and graphic designer, with a strong background in art history. During her career as a designer in Atlanta, Carll maintained long-term relationships with Coca-Cola, Georgia Pacific, Canada Life Insurance, Southwire, and a long list of law firms. In between large design projects in 1992, Carll began private study with the late painter Ouida Canaday who founded the Atlanta Piedmont Arts Festival and continued study with Canaday until 1994. In 1999, Carll quit the graphic design industry to become a full-time painter. From that point onward she evolved as a self-taught artist. Carll’s main influences are Picasso, Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn & Mark Bradford.
Carll began her painting career with very colorful figurative work which slowly evolved into non-representational abstract work that is based on the concept of urban expansion & erosion.
Carll’s first gallery representation began in 1997 with Bender Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta and is now represented by six galleries in the United States. Carll’s work is collected by a diverse group of private collectors and corporations in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia.