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From originator, Judith Devine "We would like to bring together collage artists of all levels to create a supportive community for mutual inspiration and learning. Collage is a medium so wide-ranging and diverse that is often not taken seriously in the arts community; a situation that we would really like to change."

The Mixed-Media Collage Guild is a group of artists working in a variety collage and assembláge techniques. Our mission is to share and inspire creativity in the collage arts. Each month there are presentations and demonstrations by our member volunteers. We also bring our own projects to work on and share with the group. This is an opportunity to network, meet new people and innovate.

Please join us! We would love your input! RSVP's are greatly appreciated.

We meet the second Saturday of each month unless it is a holiday weekend. Most of our meetings are online via zoom. Once a quarter we plan to meet in person at True North Studios in Portland, Oregon USA.

Drop-in fee is $6.00. Once you have paid the drop-in fee you will be able to see the zoom link to the meeting.

Upcoming events (4)

Tap Into Nature's Bounty

Needs a location

$6.00

Join Sheri and Mira in creating botanical prints by gently tapping flowers and leaves on paper and/or fabric to release their color. You might have heard it referred to flower pounding, tataki zome or hapazome.

You can use these prints in various mixed media projects, greeting cards, gift tags, fabric projects, etc.

Some paper, fabric, flowers, and leaves will be provided to get started.

Please bring:
Pieces of paper and/or fabric, about 6 in x 8 in size - Watercolor paper or cardstock and plain light colored 100% cotton fabric such as muslin work well. You might want to bring other options such as old book pages or different kinds of fabric to experiment on. Slick paper like magazine pages will not work. Any fabric you bring should have been washed and dried at least once to remove sizing, etc.

Paint, pens, markers, stamps etc. to enhance the images if desired.

Scissors (suitable to cut the flowers and leaves off the stems)

If you have the following easily available, please bring it with you. I will bring extras we can share.

Fresh flowers and /or leaves - From your yard or a farmers market (amount that would fit in quart jar size, for example). In general, colorful flat flowers such as cosmos and thin leaves such as salvia print well. Thick leaves like rhododendron do not work as well. Thick flowers like roses can work, but you will probably need to take them apart and work with the petals separately. Store bought flowers can work, just be aware that some may be dyed.

Hammer - pretty much any kind will work. I like using a lightweight (7 oz) tack hammer.

Smooth, hard hammering surface such as a hardwood board scrap - This should be fairly small, but the exact size doesn’t matter. At least 6 in x 8 in and up to 12 in x 12 in or so. I have had good success using a clipboard and wood cutting boards can work well, but don’t plan to use for food again.

Masking tape - both narrow and wide are very helpful. I’ll bring some very wide tape to use for larger flowers or leaves.

Note: We will be meeting at the True North Studio who is generously donating the space for this event. If you would like to, you can contribute to support True North on the day of the event to thank them.

October Meeting

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$6.00

Details coming soon!

November Meeting

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$6.00

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11th Annual Art Exchange & Winter Social

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Past events (159)

Unfinished Projects - Summer Art Camp

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$6.00

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