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Angel Wing Assemblage Thursday, August 1, 9:00 AM and
Friday, August 2, 9:00 AM
Kate Thompson $260  
This workshop is 12 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process and Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Mixed-Media, Painting

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I will teach students how to paint over a collaged face, attach and make plaster fabric wings and create what I call vestments (layers of collaged papers, fabrics and stitching). We will also do a wire weaving element to add to the piece.

We will first work on the faces. I will have a collection of images for students to pick from or they can bring their own. Front view is what we will be doing. I will demonstrate with acrylic paints painting over this image to make it look like a painting. More advanced students can sketch and paint their own portraits. I will also demonstrate how to make the plaster fabric wings. Each student will get plastered fabric and templates to make their wings. We will create what I call Vestments (layered collage) using papers, fabrics, plastered lace bits and stitching. We will also create a webbed wire to be attached to the wings and on top of the Vestment. I then demonstrate how to make the wire woven piece. The overall size of the piece will be 18" x 24". You will want to mount this piece on a piece of wood you can have cut at a home repair store like Lowes. I suggest you get that when you get home so you can pack lighter. I will demonstrate how I attach it to the wood panel.

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

  • $25.00 includes:
  • reference photos
  • bits of paper and fabric
  • Face reference
  • templates for wings and feathers
  • a piece of plaster fabric for the wings
  • wire
  • 2 sheets of vintage ledger paper
  • plaster

Student should bring:

  • stabile pencil
  • lead pencil and eraser
  • charcoal block like THIS!
  • a couple of charcoal pencils 2b -4b
  • filbert brushes size 2,4, 8 and the angular brush like THIS! and a couple of small pointed brushes for detail work
  • WATERCOLOR PAPER ( I use either 300 lb or 140 lb hot press watercolor paper size around 11" x 17") 2-3 pieces
  • ACRYLIC PAINTS - (I use Golden Open Acrylics) titanium white, quin. Nickel azo gold, paynes gray, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson like THIS!
  • matte gel medium
  • gesso
  • bits of fabric and papers for vestment
  • 1 piece of linen or linen type fabric for base of vestment (about 4" x 10") and several pieces of vintage linen or raw linen for painting (about 13" x 21"). Look at the vintage and thrift stores to find cheap beautiful vintage fabric. Or check on etsy and ebay for vintage tablecloths or linens.
  • Vintage book pages to rip up and other ephemora
  • water container
  • paper towels

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: fracturedangelics@hotmail.com
Website: Fracturedangelics.com