Color & Collage
Explore color and composition and use collage as a starting point for painting and further mixed-media work!
Students will create several small pieces to experiment with color composition, layout, gluing, and connecting techniques. This is a wonderful opportunity to re-purpose and give new life to old painting, drawings, prints, and photographs—if it's on paper and it's okay to cut it up—you can use it!
In this workshop, you'll generate new ideas for creating abstract art and think deeply about color and composition through the fun, accessible medium of collage.
An All-Day Workshop
• Saturday, October 20th: 10am-4pm
• Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch
• No experience necessary
• Student parking available in back lot
about the instructor
Erin McCluskey Wheeler
Bay Area artist Erin McCluskey Wheeler is known for her bright tropical-colored works that employ a meticulous assemblage of found and painted papers often bound together with looping brushstrokes. With both an abstract and graphic style, Wheeler's works are sometimes symbolic or whimsical, and play with ideas of nostalgia and visual memories in a narrative context. Wheeler has a BA in studio art, and a BA in art history (magna cum laude) from Beloit College, and an MFA from California College of the Arts. Her work is widely collected as both prints and originals. She is represented by Jen Tough Gallery and her prints are licensed through Minted and West Elm.