September 7, 8, 9

Thurs Fri & Sat 10am – 4pm

Cost is $350
$325 for members

Location: Emerald Art Center / Springfield Oregon 


TEXTURE & PATTERNING with Marbling and Collage techniques 

Play with texture and experience the impact it creates when incorporated into our paintings. Textured patterns such as marbling and the 3-D texture of acrylic mediums enliven or unify a painting! Then develop your painting’s story by adding collage and overpainting, tapping into your own, personal imagery, with a subject of your choosing — possibly an expressive portrait, botanical or creature. Plan to work on several paintings during the workshop. Leave with one or two ready-to-frame paintings and several starts.

The workshop will include demos by Rene, who will also work individually with each participant. Any level of experience is welcome. Be prepared to play and experiment – that is how we learn, and where the joy is!

Bring normal painting supplies, several paintings that you’re not happy with, reference images, materials for collage plus other surfaces to marble such as watercolor paper or cloth – (optional).

$20 Materials fee will include: Marbling paint and tools plus collage paper to marble.


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rene.art@gmail.com or 503-890-9668

DAY 1/

Learn how to make beautiful patterned papers using marbling and other techniques. Choose your color palette and favorite patterns then follow the simple directions to make them. You will quickly print off a variety of patterns on thin, semi-transparent paper to use in collage. If desired, try marbling on cloth, on watercolor paper or over watercolor paintings.

DAY 2/

Incorporate marbling and other patterning into your artwork to make it sing! We’ll use collage technique on a base of marbled paper and apply torn marbled paper over a painting to transform it. Rene will offer techniques for creating a strong design which you’ll use as a starting point for your art. She will also introduce 3-D texture using acrylic mediums and mixed media. Short critique of work in progress.

DAY 3/

Apply images or paintings as collage elements in your work. We’ll overpaint in watercolor or acrylic, allowing some of the patterning to peek through, playing with the concept of ambiguity. Consider using symbols or image elements that resonate or add personal meaning for you, perhaps making a stamp for this. Inspiration might come from a poem or song. There will be a group art share — we all learn from each other — with ideas from Rene for fine tuning.