Paper Paintings: Landscape Collage Techniques 24 1119 EsH

Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Oak Cfeek Morning Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Landscape Collage(3)
Last Look
St-Hilaire Oak Creek Morning-side
Mystic Trail final product image
St-Hilaire Centuries product image


Landscape Collage Techniques

with Elizabeth St. Hilaire  |  November 9 – 11, 2024  |  Saturday – Monday

  • Sat: 10 am – 5 pm   |   Sun & Mon: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Experience Level: All levels of experience are welcome.
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Registration: Each student must register individually. Click the Cancellation Policy tab above for more info.
  • Location: Sedona Arts Center, Theatre Studio

This workshop focuses on techniques and processes for artists looking to grow and better develop their skills as landscape collage painters. We are going to focus in-depth on individual techniques, including creating landscape specific collage papers with the gel plate. Students will finish the course with the skills and knowledge for collaging water, reflections, greenery, skies, an clouds (based on provided reference image).

Students will work from reference photos supplied for you by Elizabeth, chosen to include elements of the Sedona landscape such as the Sedona Red Rocks and Oak Creek. However, if you would like to work from an alternate photo, you may.


  • How to create a compelling composition
  • How to transfer your photo to the substrate with graphite transfer paper
  • How to transfer your photo to the substrate freehand
  • How to create an underpainting with vibrant color and successful shading
  • How to paint your own collage papers using the gel plate
  • How to paint your own collage papers using ten techniques
  • How to rip and glue–applying your collage paper in a painterly manner
  • How to tear with and without white edges
  • How to keep your pieces perfectly flat without cockling
  • How to vary your paper brush marks in size and shape
  • Techniques for clouds and skies
  • Techniques for creating greenery
  • Techniques for water reflections
  • Techniques for how and when to use transitional colors
  • How to sign, varnish, frame, wire, and hang your finished piece

24 1109 ESH

Elizabeth St. Hilaire

Elizabeth St. Hilaire


Elizabeth St. Hilaire is an award winning full-time artist, art workshop instructor, and published author. She is an Artist Educator for Golden Paints, a former Ambassador for Princeton Brush, and Creative Team Artist for Gel Press, her work is also featured on Fredrix Canvas packaging. Her unique mixed-media artwork is created from torn tidbits of hand-painted paper which she glues down over an acrylic under-painting.

St Hilaire’s collages are collected and have been exhibited both nationally and internationally; images of her work are reproduced and available nationwide on wall canvas, household items, stationery, clothing, jewelry, and more.

Elizabeth is a Signature Member of National Collage Society, holds a BFA from Syracuse University, and has been working in her medium for over 15 years. She has published seven books on her process. She enjoys painting en Plein Air and has participated in the Wekiva Paint Out (FL), New Smyrna Beach Paint Out (FL), and the Sedona Plein Air Festival (AZ).

How do you rip and glue torn tidbits of paper in the wind? Elizabeth has a mixed media easel designed and manufactured in Italy to do just that!

YouTube: Elizabeth St. Hilaire

Facebook: Paper Paintings Collage Artwork

Instagram: @PaperPaintingsCollage

Supplies for this workshop are listed on my website. This is a very comprehensive list and there are things that you can certainly opt out of to make travel easier.

Supplies You Can Leave At Home:
You will not need to bring your varnish or spray varnish. You do not have to have decorative papers or deli paper if you do not want to but you will need the rice paper and found papers. You will not need pens to sign your work or hanging hardware.


This workshop focuses on techniques rather than one project. I will teach various techniques but they will likely not cover every aspect of every reference image. For that reason I would like to supply everyone with one specific reference image that will incorporate the techniques I will demonstrate in the workshop. Please be prepared to have one 12×16 support and 4-5 8×8’s for experimenting with individual techniques.

Supplies You Can Share in Class:

I will have some stencils to share, I will have a few pieces of punchinella, I will have a few texture rubbing plates, I will have one or two Princeton wedges.

I will have stencils and 1 oz. paint in limited colors, available for purchase at the workshop.

Any questions, please email Elizabeth:

Cancellation Policy


  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register 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

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • Payment in full is due upon registration, or a payment plan can be put in place by the student upon check-out through Sezzle.
  • There is a $125 Cancellation Fee for any cancellations made before October 9, 2024. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • There are no refunds after October 9, 2024.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full.

Note: If traveling to Sedona, we strongly urge students to purchase refundable airline tickets or travel insurance in case of workshop cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen changes. Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for non-refundable ticket purchases or lodging fees.

Important Message

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 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.