Class Description: This two-class workshop will introduce you to the possibilities of papier mache which dates back to the Han Dynasty (BC 202 - AD 220). Explore your imagination as you create a papier mache "critter" of your own choosing. This class is age appropriate for 18 years and over.
Day 1 (3 hours): Participants will construct a paper mache creature using various materials, finishing the structure with the paper mache process.
Day 2 (3 hours): Participants will decorate the surface of the papier mache object, primarily using acrylic paints.
About the Instructor: I grew up in Indiana and earned a BFA at Murray State University in Kentucky. From there I lived in the South Carolina Low Country and tropical, festive Key West. Each of these places has influenced my art perspective.
This is what I believe about art. There are no mistakes. There are no rules. And the process of creating art is most important. Color is also important, but black and white is dramatic.
This perspective is reflected in my whimsical, imaginative collages and sculptures. My reoccurring characters, often with funny and quirky titles, allow your thought to create their own story. Sometimes surprising, always colorful, my artwork hopes to bring a smile.
- several small brushes. .5” is a good mid-range size and up or down from there for the second brush.
- 1 large bottle of Elmers’s regular glue (not School Glue)
- acrylic paint
- an assortment of brushes
- glitter, feathers and/or other embellishments desired