Elizabeth St. Hilaire – Bold Blooms in Collage One-Day Small Format 10×10

Duration of Class: One Day (6 Hours) // Medium: Mixed Media Collage // Skill Level: All

Cost: $240-$270


A comprehensive one-day workshop that will take you through the collage process step-by-step. A GREAT prerequisite to this class is the Gel Plate Monoprinting for Collage Paper, so that you can bring your own papers to class, however, I will provide a sampling of papers for sharing for those who do not make their own papers. Colors of provided papers will, of course, be limited. You may also bring colored, decorative papers from the art supply store, or papers you may have already painted or monoprinted. No magazines, scrapbook paper, or shiny paper please. At the end of this workshop, you will have the skills and confidence to create an impressionistic, painterly collage–your very own Paper Painting!


• Transferring your reference image to your substrate as a sketch
• How to paint your sketch with a full range of colors and shading
• Ripping, gluing and applying your papers in a painterly manner over the top of your underpainting
• How to tear with and without white edges and how to keep your keep your pieces perfectly flat without cockling
• How to vary your paper brush marks in size and shape


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Day 3 (8/4/19)

Class Size

Min # of students: 10
Max # of students: 20

Supply List

  • Student Supply List: (Links are to Amazon)
    • Pencil and Eraser for sketching your image
    • Reference Image sized up to fit a 10x10 canvas panel
    • Graphite Transfer Paper to transfer your reference image to the substrate, especially if you struggle with accurate drawing
    • Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints for underpainting your subject matter and hand-painting your papers. Keep in mind the subject matter and your ability to mix color, purchase paints accordingly.
    • White Gesso Small container for adding white to certain paint colors
    • Paint Brushes (various sizes and shapes) for painting your image and applying glue
    • Water container, Paper Towels, Paper Plates or Palette Paper Pad to transfer wet papers off your work surface
    • Optional: Masterson Sta-Wet Palette system, this will save your paints for up to a week or more!
    • Palette Sheets, Palette Sponge, Palette Box
    • Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium this is the collage glue, I use gloss because it keeps the colors more vibrant
    • Paint Brushes, I like Princeton Catalyst short handle #8 filbert specifically for glue application.
    • Canvas Panels economy surface for support, this is mat board covered with pre-primed canvas, NOT stretched canvas. 10x10 or similar size, your choice. Size your reference image to the size of your panel

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