14th April - Jan Munro - Collage/ Mixed media Buildings and Harbours
Collage:The technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface,various materials not normally associated with one another, newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, fragments of an envelope ......
An assemblage or occurrence of diverse elements or fragments in unlikely or unexpected juxtaposition:
Sounds Like Fun!!
As Jan Says
" I aim to represent a place or thing but also to convey to the viewer my inspiration and feelings about what I am painting. I want to look beyond the reality.
What to bring:
- Resources….Please bring some photos or sketches of harbours / Street scenes if you have them.
- Jan will supply plenty of photos.
- A sketch book for planning and note taking.
- To Prep your surface……mountboard or thicker watercolour paper, white or cream no smaller than A3.
- You may want to bring two prepped surfaces so that you can work on both.
- Because we only have one day I think it best if you can prep your surface/s with collage at home. Because you don't yet know exactly what you are going to paint, this collage will be random.Stick on varied sized torn pieces some overlapping, some overlaid with tissue. You may have a general idea of a sky area where you don't want heavily textured pieces. Just do the collage. We will put gesso on in the workshop.
- Glue, PVA, pritt stick and spreader. Scissors, J clothes, kitchen roll, apron, .
- Paper off cuts of any sort except shiny. These will be used both to create texture and to be included for the pattern/text in the painting.
- Gesso to cover collage and make textures.
- Any thing else you want to stick on..string, gauze, music, maps, tissue paper, newspaper.
- An easel if you want to work upright. A board to work on.
- For the making….. SOME IDEAS OF WHAT TO BRING
- Acrylic Inks or paints, a selection of whatever you have You will need a white, a dark i.e sepia or black for drawing onto the surface.
- Something to dilute them in. Large water pot. Palette/plastic plate for paints.
- Card/cut bits of mount board for drawing with.
- Oil Pastels. Brushes (including a house painters brush 1”)…for using with Acrylics
- Basically any other implement that you can think of to apply paint…..i.e credit card, off cuts of mount board, spatulas, rolled up newspaper etc. Nib pen for drawing details with black or white inks.
- For printing or sticking on further…string, bubble wrap, any thing that is not too 3D
- Scissors, J clothes, kitchen roll, apron.
Don't Forget........ to bring a cover for the table