Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Workshops at The Queen's Ink

I am so excited to be teaching at The Queen's Ink in Savage, MD, in June. We're offering three workshops: Collage in the Box Format, Unbinding the Visual Journal, and a new workshop, Collage Layering with Paint and Tissue.

Collage Layering with Paint & Tissue
Sunday, June 13th / 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Instructor: Guest Artist Jane Davies
Class fee: $70.00

In this workshop we will discover the possibilities of creating color, texture, and image spontaneously and intuitively using primarily tissue-weight papers, paint, gesso, and drawing tools. We start by creating a basic composition in tissue paper, and then build layers by brushing, rolling, sponging, stamping, and scraping paint between more tissue and collage papers. We'll also explore techniques of subtractive collage, tearing and scratching through the layers to reveal depth and complexity. We'll use drawing and collage imagery to finish the compositions, bringing them into focus and balance. This is an approach to collage that emphasizes process and open-ended exploration rather than a particular goal. Come join the fun, and discover a new sense of freedom in your artistic endeavors!


  1. oh i absolutely love the collage you've posted here! sounds like an interesting class! oh if only i had the time!

    ciao bella
    much success!

    creative carmelina

  2. I really love the light touch you have with collage. The images are often so hauntingly beautiful. I wish I lived closer so I could attend your class.

  3. I would really love to join this class, but it's rather a long way. I layer with napkin tissue quite a lot but have yet to find a pen with which to overwrite text.

  4. Hi Jane,
    The class on Saturday was great! I love your no-pressure style and patience with a new book maker! Good luck with the chickens!
    Happy days,


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