Saturday, December 7
10 am-4 pm
Instructor: Hollie Chastain
all levels are welcome!
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). This mixed media project celebrates a favorite shape, the simple house. Students will be using a wide variety of collaged elements to create a small collection of warm and simple folk art pieces. There will be a variety of sizes of wooden houses from which to choose and students can make more than one to create a tiny collection for a mantle or tabletop or to gift to friends and family for the holidays.
There will be a brief lunch break so bring a sack lunch.
Materials to bring along:
- small detail scissors
- paper, fabric, or other materials that you would like to incorporate into your piece
Materials provided by instructor:
- Multiple wooden house shapes of all sizes to choose from!
- 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.