Multi-Media and 3D Collage
Saturday, September 10 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
For Ages 13 through Adult!
Explore collage and assemblage techniques with Julie Maynard, a mixed media artist with work in the current Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition. Collage can be a form of “painting” with paper onto two- or three-dimensional surfaces. It’s a wonderful way to recycle materials that come in the mail and accumulate in household junk drawers. Building up layers is a very satisfying way to express the passing of time while having fun with shape and color.
In this workshop we will create collages that can be either traditional flat pieces, 3-D wall-hung pieces, or even small stand-alone pieces. Supports and adhesives will be provided.
Students should bring:
• A sketch or photograph or plan of a piece to create. Good subjects could be anything from a magazine illustration of a bird to a photograph of a pet or a house. Think 11 by 14 inches for flat pieces, and maybe a little smaller for a 3-D piece.
• Your favorite scissors, if you have some. You may want a pair for big pieces and one for fine detail
• Magazine pages, old letters, old fabric or wallpaper, junk mail, gift catalogs— illustrations of things or simply colors and textures that appeal to you.
• A bag of “found” objects: lucky pennies, cracked marbles, bits of rusty metal, old keys— all those bits and pieces and dubious souvenirs you have been saving for some reason may just be what you need for this work!
JULIE MAYNARD was a wood carver until, tempted by color, she began collaging bits of magazines and catalogs onto wood. Much of her current work is a form of painting with paper on two- or three-dimensional surfaces, often incorporating objects picked up along the Potomac River and city streets. Her work reflects on the impact our culture has on the environment and the impact that nature still has on us.
Maynard is the editor and publisher of two small weekly newspapers. She lives near Burkittsville. See more of her work at www.juliemaynard.com.