Sunday, August 16
10 am-4 pm
Instructor: Hollie Chastain
all levels are welcome!
Come practice a skill that is fun and versatile whether you want to add a new technique to your existing paper art practice or have never experimented with mixed media or collage before. During the first half of this workshop, participants will practice weaving paper to create smaller pieces with texture and shape to then incorporate into a finished mixed media composition on composition board. All materials will be provided, and participants will take home a completed piece and learn the skills and classroom experience to further explore mixed media. Open to all skill levels.
There will be a brief lunch break so bring a sack lunch or snack.
Materials to bring along:
Just bring small detail scissors that are comfortable to you. Everything else will be provided including loads of interesting papers, ephemera, images from vintage photographs, books, magazines, and more.
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 2017 4Bridges Art Festival.