Online Workshop – Paper Paintings: Female Fashion Portraits

Elizabeth St. Hilaire
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Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Elizabeth St. Hilaire

Description

Newly formatted completely online workshop.

Celebrate the year of the woman!

This is a comprehensive four-day workshop using the easy ZOOM online interface that will take you through the mixed media portrait process step-by-step, utilizing live online demos, video lessons, pdf printouts, classroom lecture, and opportunities to share your work one-on-one with the instructor. You’ll learn to create your own hand-painted collage papers and experiment with gel printing, stamping, and patterning paper through a multitude of techniques. Rip and glue and apply your papers in a painterly manner over the top of a female portrait made with charcoal drawing and painting. Classroom lecture and demos will be incorporated for all steps of the process.

WE WILL COVER:

  • How to choose a copyright free reference photo
  • How to create a compelling composition
  • How to create an encaustic effect ephemera collage base layer
  • How to transfer your photo to the substrate with graphite transfer paper
  • How to add shading and line quality with black pastel
  • How to create an underpainting with vibrant color
  • How to paint your own collage papers using the gel plate
  • How to rip and glue and applying your collage paper in a painterly manner
  • How to tear with and without white edges
  • How to keep your pieces perfectly flat
  • How to vary your paper brush marks in size and shape
  • How to apply simple gold leaf as an accent to your composition
  • How to incorporate Stabilo Woodies
  • How to incorporate Posca Markers
  • How to incorporate black pastel

Most of this online workshop will be via Zoom, LIVE from the Sedona Arts Center! However the first session will be in advance and broadcast live from Elizabeth’s Northern California based studio. At the end of this four-day Workshop, you will have a new set of skills and new confidence having created a mixed media fashion illustration–your very own Year of the Woman paper portrait! Elizabeth has taught collage workshops in person for over eleven years, it is that extensive experience that has helped her to create this comprehensive, easy to understand online format.

You can provide your own reference image however I am suggesting everyone works on a 16×20 format and I have a dropbox folder of cropped, sized professional images you can choose from, with permission from the photographer: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sdks8t9l592pjuz/AADiMva4IuQkJp7v3Y20Y5hGa?dl=0

Detailed Schedule:

Day 1: Saturday, October 17th from 10:00am to 2:00pm (PST Time)

I’ll be ‘Zooming’ from my studio in Northern California for this session before I head out to Sedona for the balance of the workshop and then my participation in the Sedona Plein Air Festival! You’ll want a paper and pen for notes. This part of the workshop will cover Surface preparation, image selection, and classroom lecture PLUS sketch transfer and drawing demonstration by the instructor. Students will then have time to complete these steps independently and come to Day 2 of the workshop ready to proceed.

Day 2: Wednesday October 21 from 9 – 4 with one hour lunch (PST Time)

Each morning we will meet as a group and start with a demonstration/discussion. After a lunch break, in the afternoon, we will have individual meetings for each student to discuss their individual project. Classroom students may listen-in on these individual lessons or take this time to concentrate on their own work

  1. Underpainting Demonstration
  2. Hand Painted Paper Demonstration Part One
  3. Lunch Break 
  4. Instructor reviews student progress individually

Day 3: Thursday October 22 from 9 – 4 with one hour lunch (PST Time)

Each morning we will meet as a group and start with a demonstration/discussion. After a lunch break, in the afternoon, we will have individual meetings for each student to discuss their individual project. Classroom students may listen-in on these individual lessons or take this time to concentrate on their own work

  1. Hand Painted Paper Demonstration Part Two
  2. Collage Application Demonstration
  3. Lunch Break 
  4. Instructor reviews student progress individually

Day 4: Friday October 23 from 9 – 4 with one hour lunch (PST Time)

  1. Mixed Media Mark Making Demonstration
  2. Gold Leaf Application Demonstration
  3. Lunch Break 
  4. Instructor reviews student progress individually. Group meeting. Finis!

 

Elizabeth St. Hilaire

Elizabeth St. Hilaire

Meticulously torn bits of hand-painted papers, delicately put together, form the exceptionally vibrant collages created by Artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire. Richard Colvin, executive director of the Lake Eustis Museum of Art says, “Elizabeth St. Hilaire’s artworks have a fresh quality that belies the way they are constructed.”

St. Hilaire published her book Painted Paper Art Workshop internationally with North Light Books in August (2016). Elizabeth’s work has also been published in Acrylic Works 3: Celebrating Texture (2015) and Incite 2; Color Passions (2014), both by North Light. A feature article on her work appeared in the April, 2014 issue of The Artists Magazine, she was also a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition (2014 and 2015) and took first place in the category of Collage/Mixed Media for The Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition (2010). St. Hilaire was an award winner in the National Collage Society’s Signature Members Exhibition at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, in Mesa AZ (2013). Online, Elizabeth was a Finalist in The Richeson 75 Annual Art Contest (2013).

Born and raised in New England, Elizabeth has lived in Central Florida for the past 20+ years. She holds a B.F.A. in Advertising Design from Syracuse University, which prepared her for a dual identity as both communication designer and a painter–these days she’s a full-time fine artist who’s only graphic design client is herself. St. Hilaire has earned Signature Member status with the National Collage Society and crisscrosses the country several times a year to take her painted paper tidbits on the road. Teaching and sharing her collage technique through an intense three day Paper Paintings workshop has become a passion.

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Cancellation Policy

Registration Information:

Each student must register individually.  Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop. There are no refunds after the 30-day final payments have been made.  Students may enroll online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809.  Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn (M-F, 9-5).

Cancellation Policy: 

The $125 deposit is non-refundable; the balance is due one month before the first day of the workshop. No refunds after the one-month cut-off date. If paying in full upon registration, $125 of the total tuition fee is non-refundable.  The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control.  There are absolutely no refunds after the 30 day cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

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