Many thanks to Jennifer Harvey and her generous assistants for a wonderful workshop on Acetate Transfer. We all learned so much and went home with techniques that will make our collages and mixed media artwork more intriguing and professional.
Please join us on Saturday February 2nd for the next presentation on the Paper Cut-Out artwork invented by Henri Matisse. Late in his life he began using gouache painted paper to cut out what he explained as "purified" forms to represent the essence of an object. Using his scissors as a sculptural tool, he would cut the paper into shapes and combine them to suggest the subject in its' simplest form.
We will use scissors, construction paper and glue to create a collaborative, representational picture using forms similar to those that were created by Matisse. Everyone will leave with their own picture of shared images from our peers. This should be an exciting cooperative effort to also share ideas. There will be a short synopsis on the work of Matisse before we begin.
Bring Canvas Board 100% cotton- 11"x14" that can be purchased at any art supply store, glue sticks and scissors. There will also be canvas board available for purchase at the meet-up, but you will need to request this ahead of time from Susan Robinson.
There are examples of Matisse's cut-outs online such as "Creole Dancer" and "The Beasts of the Sea." You can also visit your local library for examples of his work.