“homage to henri” – classroom now open!
Collage has always been my greatest art addiction, I simply love it! It can be vibrant and brash, or soft and subtle, it creates a mood depending on what you choose and how you put it together. And what better inspiration for this class than Henri Matisse, possibly the greatest master of colour and pattern.
This class is all about being bold with collage! We will use bright and bold papers to create our pieces, paint over our collage to give it a painterly effect, and add whimsical touches and some simple sketching. This class is all about fun, colour and how to put it all together in a cohesive and striking whole that will truly make your heart sing 🙂
The cost for this class is $45 US.
“From the moment I held the box of colours in my hands, I knew
this was my life. I threw myself into it like a beast that plunges
towards the thing it loves.” – Henri Matisse –
In this big bold bright class we will complete three main projects.
Of course each of our projects starts with gorgeous bold patterned collage papers! We use an intuitive process as we select our papers, I will talk about picking colours and various patterns, we look at how they sit together, juxtaposed colours, clashing colours, complementary colours and tones – mixing it all up! We take our inspiration from some of Henri’s beautiful artworks – the colours and patterns, how they work together. We overpaint our collage pieces to give it a lovely painterly feel and really enhance the colours and shapes.
We use a little water based media to colour our simple sketchwork. I will show you how I create my little faces in simple and easy to follow technique. We keep a nice loose sketchy style to our drawing which really brings out the colours in our dynamic background collage. The addition of all the little details really brings the whole piece to life 🙂
“Another word for creativity is courage.”
– Henri Matisse –
This class includes almost 6 hours of video, a step by step pdf document, and a selection of downloadable collage papers that I use in the lessons.
This is an open ended workshop with no expiration date. Plus all the videos are downloadable and yours to keep!
Who is this class for?
Anyone who wants to learn about bold use of collage in mixed media art. This is a beginner to intermediate class. You will gain access to almost 6 hours of video in which I walk you through various mixed media and collage techniques , step by step in full detail.
You will have access to my combined private FACEBOOK GROUP with others that are also taking my classes to share your work and get feedback.
Toni’s style is fun and innovative and she shares her process in great detail.
She is also very helpful with advice and comments. I loved Toni’s class
and can’t wait for the next one !! – Mo M.
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What supplies will I need for the class?
Please use what you already have in your collection.
The items below are what I have used in this class.
- 3 x Canvas board or wood panel – 11×14 (or similar)
- Gel medium – I use liquitex matte gel
- Vintage papers in bold colours, patterned napkins etc. (I provide a selection of the papers I use in these projects as pdf file which you can print out and use if you choose to)
- Assorted acrylic or craft paints
- Watersoluble colouring media for the faces (I use Winsor and Newton watercolour markers, you could also use coloured pencils, tombow markers, inktense or watercolours)
- An old credit card or plastic scraper for collaging
- Variety of paint brushes
- Tracing paper (or transparent kitchen paper)
- Micron pen in small size (.02, .03) such as Staedtler pigment liner
- Fineliner or needle tip bottles – I use around 6 in total
- Matte or satin varnish to seal the finished piece (I use liquitex satin varnish)
Accessing your class
This class has immediate access. When you proceed through the checkout you will be asked to login (if you have previously purchased another class) or register (if this is your first class on this site). Following your purchase this class will appear in your My Courses page when you login under My Classroom.
If you have any questions?
If you have any questions at all please contact me via the contact page. I will do my best to reply to your message within 24 hours. NB: I am located in Australia so there might be a little timezone difference!