Markham Group of Artists

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Mixed media collage workshop

    with Linda Ruscio McIntosh


February 28

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CARPE DIEM - mixed media collage


Since the early 20th century, artists have been incorporating mass-market imagery found around them into their work, firmly placing collage as a valid, vital art form. The morning will be spent on 3-4 playful yet valuable hands-on exercises (mindful of critical elements such as composition and colour) to loosen you up for the afternoon project, which will be spent working on YOUR CHOICE: creating a new collage from scratch, adding on to a work in progress, or collaging on top of a discarded artwork that just didn’t work. Guidance and feedback will be provided throughout, and at the end of the day there will be a group discussion of the works which will expose the endless approaches of this versatile medium and inspire you for future projects.   


Essential Supplies:

• Sketchbook & basic drawing media (pencils, conte)

• 3 sheets (approx. 12” x 18” or larger) of substantial paper/cover stock -- inexpensive-mayfair cover stock, bristol board, wood panel, watercolour paper or heavy drawing paper

• Scissors,X-acto or utility knife, gluestick , matt medium (optional), Masking tape and ruler

• 1 or 2 sponge brushes (1”—3” wide) for applying glaze



• stack of expendable mags, books, newspapers, packaging, fabric scraps,wallpaper, tissue paper…

• photocopied photographs or sections of unfinished artwork


• old paintings or drawings which can be cut up or used as backgrounds for collage


WhereMarkham Village Arena Boardroom, next to Markham Village Library 6041 Hwy. 7, Markham

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2017

Set up Starts at 9:30 am

Workshop starts at 10:00am sharp 

Finish at 3:00pm

Clean up by 3:30pm 


Please bring covers for your work area.


Venue: Arena Boardroom in Markham Village Community Centre

Time: 9:30 till 3:30





Course Cost & Status

  • CAN$45.00 with Non-member
Spots Available:
15 of 15 spots available
Registration Closes:
2018-02-21 23:59:00

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