Teresa Saia

Multi-Media Collage with the Figure

March 12-14
All Levels $275 + Materials and Model Fee

In this unique workshop, Carol Merrick will take her multi-media techniques to a new level as you learn to create abstracted collages of the human form. Day one will be devoted to introducing some of the "basics" necessary to create a successful image using a variety of materials. On day two you will be working with a clothed model, as you learn to render the figure, through line, gesture, texture and form using exotic papers, acrylics, inks and gold leaf. On day three you will concentrate on resolving your collages into successful figurative compositions, while maintaining a degree of expressionistic spontaneity. No one has more FUN making art than Carol! Her enthusiasm about art and art making is infectious. Her generous artistic spirit will infuse you with the confidence to find the "artist within". You"ll laugh a lot and learn a lot in this workshop of chaos and collage, paint and paper, the new and the old. All levels welcome.

Carol Merrick received her fine art training at the University of Washington and the Centrum Foundation. She is a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, the Northwest Collage Society, Women Painters of Washington and International Society of Experimental Artists. Carol is also one of the founders of the original Bellevue Art Museum. She was a featured artist in the Winter 2006 issue of the American Artist Watercolor magazine.