Welcome to “Astraea”!   This lesson was originally created by me (as a guest teacher) for the “Art is Magic Creative Retreat” workshop in 2018.

In this lesson we will use simple materials to create a loose face with a collage background.

The lesson is broken up into the two videos below, along with the supplies list at the bottom of this page.

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  • Watercolour paper – A3 size
  • Firm substrate or backing board (optional) – I use A3 5mm foamcore board
  • Liquitex Gel Medium – matte
  • Collage or scrapbook papers in bold colours and patterns
  • Old dress pattern paper – for hair
  • Water soluble media – gouache or watercolours
  • White Gouache tube
  • Plastic scraper or an old credit card for collaging
  • Paint brush for gel medium
  • Round watercolour brush –  large
  • Watersoluble graphite pencil
  • Graphite pencil – 7b or 8b
  • White chalk pastel

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