Mixed Media Collage
The (anything goes!) Mixed Media Collage class will utalize painting skills, and introduce or refine other creative and/or nontraditional methods in artmaking. Students will be painting (using a variety of different kinds of paints), drawing, collaging, stamping, stenciling, working with xerox transfers, and more. If it makes a mark, it will be used! There will be material demonstrations such as collage and transfer techniques, as well as instruction on how to create your own stamps. Students are encouraged to brainstorm and gather some of their own materials before the beginning of class. There is an 8 student limit for this class.
The following is a (optional) list of materials to gather prior to the start of class:
- Collage Material such as found papers (ie. old wall papers, papers found around the home or streets), old books with images of interest, etc.)
- A set of favorite acrylic paints (not mandatory)
- Favorite brushes (not mandatory)
- Favorite image(s) you would like to make a stamp from. This would be an image that you could trace or free hand for later carving
- Xerox copies or prints from your inkjet printer (for the xerox transfer process)
Instructor Biography: Michael Cutlip is a full time, working artist who shows extensively throughout the US and Canada. Locally he can be found at the Seager Gray Gallery of Mill Valley. He received his BA in Fine Art from Cal State University Hayward in 1999, and has been working as a painter ever since. His work is included in permanent collections at the Trition Museum of Art, the David & Lucie Packard Foundation, and Bloomingdales. His work can also be found on www.michaelcutlip.com.