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Mixed Media and Collage Explorations with Karole Nicholson

  • Saturday, June 11, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 157 Old Main Street Marshfield Hills 02051
  • 9



With the limitless possibilities of mixed media and collage, Karole will share her technique for creating custom collage materials using paper staining, stenciling, calligraphic mark making and prepping surfaces through use of underpainting.

There will be a short demo on direct application of collage, adding paint, subtracting layers and  mixing mediums such as acrylic paints, inks, watercolor, crayons and more. Canvas or panels are her substrate of choice. Finishing techniques will also be reviewed.

Experience with drawing, painting, or design is helpful, however, beginners are absolutely welcome. You are encouraged to experiment, even bring along an older painting for “redo” consideration (water-based media only). This workshop is a valuable addition to your current practice.

Suggested Materials and Tools:

  • Canvases or wood panels (choose sizes based on your comfort level)
  • Matte medium to apply collage materials (Utretch, Golden, Liquitex are all good)
  • Collage materials such as: newspaper, book pages, tissue paper, old letters, fabric, blue prints, old sheet music, maps, newsprint, rice paper, corrugated cardboard, magazines
  • Acrylic paint (minimum, one red, one blue, one yellow, one white and one black, more if you choose). Bring along watercolor paints or inks which work well for transparent layers.
  • Paper palette for mixing paint
  • Any of the following: Aquarelle crayons, Woodies, “All” pencils, Inktense pencils, lead pencils, charcoal, soft pastels
  • Brushes to apply paint, your choice
  • Palette knife or old credit card to apply matte medium
  • Containers for water ( 1 quart or larger)
  • Spray bottle for water
  • Masking tape
  • Paper towels
  • Rags (cotton t-shirts work well)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife

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