Surface History: Layered Collage Paintings

July 24-26, 2020

Schedule: Friday-Sunday, 9am-4pm

Instructor: Sara Post

Registration Deadline: July 13

Description

In this three-day workshop, we’ll create papers by drawing, painting, and handprinting. These artist papers with the addition of house paint, mark-making materials, and varnish will combine to make exciting abstract mixed media layered paintings. Students learn exciting additive and subtractive techniques for working with layers in order to build a surface history with depth, interest, and mystery. We’ll look at images of contemporary collage and mixed media works to find inspiration for interesting color, composition, shapes and lines. Instruction focuses on helping each student pursue their own direction while adding to their art-making skills and to their knowledge of contemporary abstract mixed media work. All experience levels welcome.

Materials fee includes colored collage papers and tissues, ink, drawing materials, paint, and fixatives.

Level Beginner and above

Instructor Sara Post

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  • Tuition $390
  • Materials Fee $20

Instructor

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Sara Post

Sara Post's mixed media art works focus on layering – adding and subtracting materials to create an abstract surface history with occasional structural references to landscape and architecture. Her work is exhibited nationally and is represented in many public and private collections. She is an award-winning instructor teaching at art centers across the country as well as in her studio in Davis, California.…Read More

Sara Post’s mixed media art works focus on layering – adding and subtracting materials to create an abstract surface history with occasional structural references to landscape and architecture. Her work is exhibited nationally and is represented in many public and private collections. She is an award-winning instructor teaching at art centers across the country as well as in her studio in Davis, California. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and received a master’s degree in art from Northern Arizona University. “I’m deeply attracted to collage – the delight of layering, of laying down a block of color, of transferring print, and transforming the work with paint. My art grows out of things I love – collage speaks to bulletin boards, posters on walls, chipping paint, certain buildings – especially those that are almost falling down. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the illusion of time and the certainty of change.

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Surface History: Layered Collage Paintings

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
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Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

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