WORKSHOP: Mixed Media with Susan Best
MAKE ART IN AN ART-FULL SPACE !
Join us at 218 Co-Op Gallery for a one-day workshop to explore a variety of techniques and media for building mixed surfaces to achieve a finished composition. Includes collage, acrylic paint, drawing media, and use of found objects. We’ll also create collage material using leftover supplies.
Time: 10a - 6p
Students should bring a sack lunch or feel free to take a little break to grab something from one of our great local eateries. We’ll have a list of several within a two block walk.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Mixed media artist, Susan Best, received a BFA in Studio Art from Sam Houston State University. She continued with graduate studies in Fine Art at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, and earned a Master of Arts degree, majoring in Printmaking with a minor in Painting.
Being drawn to thick paint and textural surfaces, Best begins her mixed media process with intuitive collage work, layering papers and other printed material with acrylic paint and medium. Images and words that become lost in the process, most often by chance, are vital to the finished work as guides.
• 2 or 3 small to medium supports (ie canvases, canvas boards, illustration boards, cradle boards, etc)
• Collage material - your choice of various papers, printed material, rice paper, decorative paper, drawings, printmaking, sketches, photos, other work on paper that can be torn up; lace, fabric, ribbon, cloth, small and lightweight found objects
• Acrylic paint (including red, yellow, blue and white)
Liquitex matte medium (small bottle)
• Soft drawing pencils, pastels, colored pencils
• Pallet for mixing color
• Cheap paint brushes