Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Tape!

Brand new tapes in at both collage stores.

So pretty for all your packaging needs.

Great canisters and labels too.

Come on in and check them out!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Chris Cozen is coming to teach!


Golden working artist and three time published author Chris Cozen is coming to teach at collage on Alberta!
We are so excited to announce that Chris Cozen will be teaching three different workshops on June 24, 25, and 26 on our Alberta St. location!
Scroll down to see the workshops!

Collage: Design, Elements, & Infrastructures
In this full day workshop you will learn how to utilize collage elements, textures and paint along with design elements to create dynamic, complex, and colorful backgrounds upon which to build your collage. You will have the opportunity to develop richness & depth through color and element placement, glazing and imbedded collage elements; textural products will be introduced and utilized to provide changing surface which receive paint in unique ways; we wil explore transfers applied on various levels of collage, utilize decorative stenciling to enhance your compositions and create lively interest. If you want to know more about the complexities of collage, this is the class for you!

Location: Alberta Store
Date: Friday, June 24
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $110 - supply list below

*  3-5 gallery wrapped canvases, canvas boards, or gessoed boards (such as Ampersand gesso board) 8x10 size (can be square if preferred)---available at collage
*  Old book pages
*  collage elements (all must be toner copies, reversed for any you wish to use as transfers)
*  decorative papers to use on several pieces.
*  Soft Gel (gloss)
*  Any Golden Acrylic Paints you wish to use (or learn about)
*  a few synthetic paint brushes
*  package of baby wipes (non-oil, unscented)

Chris will bring additional tools, paints and products as well as samples of GOLDEN Products for those who attend.

Printmaking for Papers & Fabrics PLUS Decorative Paper Techniques!

One of the demands of mixed-media work is finding the approriate element or color of element to work effectively in a new composition or complete a composition in process. Today mixed media is incorporating unique processes and applications which reinvent how we approach our work. THis workshop will introduce you to print-making technques using Acrylic products. We'll print on various papers as well as fabrics, do some deconstructed printing, learn positive/negative techniques, and more. In addition we'll make at leat a dozen "metallic" finish decorative papers which will enhance your future collage work!
Location: Alberta Store
Date: Saturday, June 25
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $110 - supply list below
*  1 yard of lightweight white fabric (PFD or prewashed and ironed)
*  a dozen or so pieces of deliwrap paper
*  a few deep cut rubber stamps
*  your favorite Golden Fluid Acrylics, including interference and iridescent colors!  

Chris will bring the print-making tools, the Acrylic mediums we need for printmaking, and any additional paints we might need for the class PLUS a GOLDEN “goodie” bag of samples!

Collage: Working on Alternative Surfaces
Plexiglas, Clear flexible vinyl, Tyvek, and Yupo make wonderful surfaces to explore with collage & paint! Win this workshop we will spend the day doing some "out of the box" collage-making together. We'll explore the beauty of working on these unusual surfaces and their unique responses to various paints. Lear do do "visual" color-mixing and reverse collage as well. Be sure to get a good night's sleep before class as you will be doing a lot of "inside out thinking!"

Location: Alberta Store
Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $110 - supply list below

*  2-3 Pieces of acrylic (Plexiglas or other brand) 8x10 or smaller
*  ½ yard of medium weight clear upholstery vinyl (try fabric stores or hardware stores)
*  Tyvek fabric (sold as “kite fabric) or paper or both if you can find it! 
*  Collage elements (toner copies no need for reversals)
*  soft gel or polymer medium
*  palette knife
*  package of makeup wedge sponges
*  your favorite GOLDEN Acrylic paint colors
*  baby wipes, unscented!

 Chris will bring YUPO paper, additional paints, tools, and a goodie bag of GOLDEN Acrylic samples for everyone who attends!

You can register over the phone with a credit card or in person at either collage store.
contact Maria with any questions you may have.