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CANCELLED - Collage Continuum: Discovering and Developing Your Style Through the Art of Collage Monday, August 3, 9:00 AM and
Tuesday, August 4, 9:00 AM
Crystal Neubauer $290   
This workshop is 12 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process
Prerequisite: None**
Workshop Category: Collage, Mixed-Media

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"We often come to the table with the expectation that there is a right way and a wrong way to approach the canvas and fully expect that in every art medium there is the potential for a good or bad outcome based on how skilled we are at following the rules. The idea of letting go of control is intimidating, especially when using precious found materials and investing in expensive art supplies. We see the work of others online and in magazines, and think about the technical skill involved in producing that work of art and, if we have never had formal art training, immediately disqualify ourselves from being able to create something we feel emotionally connected to." ~ Crystal Marie, The Art of Expressive Collage

Take this workshop as a stand-alone experience or as an extension of my one-day introduction to the art of collage and the intuitive process.

This two day workshop will lead the student on a journey to discovering their own style as an artist through the art of collage. Beginning with a more intimate scale, the class will help the student lean in to a deeper understanding of what it is they have to say in their own work, not simply as a direct or overt story, but in the hidden details, the subtle cues, the metaphor and symbolic meaning to be discovered, and a curiosity about what attracts us to the things we hunt and gather. The scale of the work created will increase incrementally as we grow in confidence, learning to let go of a plan and letting the work speak without forcing the outcome. Discussion and demonstrations will include creating a pleasing composition at any scale and developing works that flow well as a series suitable for professional presentation.

Students can expect to leave this workshop with a series of completed collage works, a better understanding of their own unique voice & style, and the confidence to continue to pursue their creative goals and dreams, whether personal or professional.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $25 Optional includes:
  • ephemera packs will be available for students who wish to supplement their own paper collection

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • Precut substrate for introductory exercises
  • Adhesive blend w/instructional handout
  • Brushes to apply adhesive
  • Painters Tape
  • Some drawing and mark-making media

Student should bring:

  • Several small works previously created by the student, in any medium - can be digital images. *Students who take my one-day class should bring several of the collage works from that class.
  • Personal collection of ephemera, paste papers, and collected papers
  • Old book to deconstruct
  • Junk mail catalog or old magazine (not for collage purposes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Container for water
  • Spiral bound pad of Strathmore Watercolor Paper 140# weight - 12" x 18"
  • Scissors
  • Ruler


  • Disposable gloves
  • Cutting mat
  • Xacto knife and Blades
  • Basic shape templates or punches - any size

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: artist.crystalneubauer@gmail.com
Website: www.crystalneubauer.com