0 Wabi Sabi and Collage
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Wabi Sabi and Collage Monday, August 5, 9:00 AM and
Tuesday, August 6, 9:00 AM
Donna Watson $290   
This workshop is 12 hours.

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

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Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic. This Japanese aesthetic is a beauty of things imperfect, incomplete and impermanent...rustic, earthy, textured, and organic. On the first day I will demonstrate how to hand paint Japanese washi papers using acrylic paints and a Gelli printing plate. Artists will then make their own papers in the spirit of wabi sabi...using paint, washi papers, rubber stamps, stencils, stamping tools. On the second day, artists will learn simple compositions, design elements and principles based on Zen tenets like balance and harmony. They will then create their own collages using their papers, with my individual help.

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

  • $15.00 includes:
  • A packet of Japanese washi papers

Student should bring:

  • Paint: heavy acrylics in tubes or jars only, black/white and 4 colors
  • Brushes: 2 - One 1" flat for painting, one cheap brush for gluing
  • Brayers: 2 - Two brayers needed, soft rubber 2-3 inch sizes
  • Matte medium: small jar for gluing
  • Gelli printing plate: 8x10" AND White paper plates to mix paint on
  • Large plastic trash bag and paper towels, spray bottle w/water
  • Surfaces for collage: White or off white. Can be journal pages, watercolor paper, canvas, or wood supports - all 8"x10" or smaller. 3 minimum. I highly recommend you white gesso canvas and wood supports BEFORE the workshop.


  • scissors
  • stencils
  • found papers
  • washi papers
  • rubber stamps
  • pad

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: donna@donnawatsonart.com
Website: www.donnawatsonart.com