Mixed Media & Beyond, W103

Mixed media abstract


1:10 PM – 2:50 PM

7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2

Have you ever wanted to create artwork from images, decorative papers and art materials? Let mixed media artist Ellen Gordon show you how to combine materials to create fascinating artwork. Drawing will be integrated with collage. No experience necessary – just a willingness to try! Demonstrations and individual attention will be given as each student works on completing their mixed media creations. Elements of design and composition theories will enhance each student way of thinking about art and creating art.

Each week will feature a short education lecture/demonstration on design principles and compositional theories as well as hands on individual art creation. Each week will end with a brief critique.

Supplies: archival glue stick, mat medium or other archival craft glue of choice, decorative collage papers of students choice (newspaper, magazines, colored paper, wrapping paper–anything can be used), tracing paper, scissors, pencil and heavy weight paper or canvas of your choice. Photographs of other artwork of inspiration can be used and transferring techniques will be explained as well.

Facilitator: Ellen Gordon

Ellen Gordon is a Stamford based mixed media artist. She holds an undergraduate degree from Boston University and a master’s degree from Baruch College, NYC. She has exhibited regionally and is the recipient of many awards. Ellen Gordon is the President of the Loft Artists Association in Stamford and serves on the board of the Greenwich Art Society.