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Northern Colorado's Mixed Media, Altered Arts, Book Arts, Collage Art Workshops

Junk Mail Artist Book w/ Carla Sonheim 11/6

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Carla Sonheim from Washington

Junk Mail Artist Book

Saturday November 6th, 2010 10 am - 5 pm

Cost $130

*Lunch will be provided -

With a handful of junk mail, some gesso and watercolors, you"ll spend the morning creating the soft, beautiful colors and textures you see here.

You will go through a "no thinking, no decisions" stage and then a "thinking" stage, adding or subtracting pigment as needed until you are satisfied with each "page".

You will be encouraged to listen to that inner voice that will always tell you when to stop, when to keep going, and when to give up.

After we bind our pages into an irregular-shaped book, we"ll do some loosening up exercises to segway into the drawing and painting portion. (Can"t draw? We"ll fix that.)

Using photo references and your imaginations, you will begin a painting on one spread, with the goal of having each spread connect to and work with the images from other spreads. (In other words, the book pages will be bound irregularly so that drawings from one spread will show up when you turn the page, and you will then create an image based on what is already "started.")

Just as each individual is different, so will be the process of each painting. Some images will come easily, and some will give you more difficulty.

I will spend a lot of time with each of you, offering suggestions, encouragement and ways to "fix" perceived mistakes.

At the end of class most of you will have a beautiful, mixed media artist book ready for your coffee table at home.