DATES: June 8 – 12, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: Open to all
CONCEPT: Painters and printmakers alike are invited to put their imagination to the test and create new works using gouache and collage. Gouache is a magnificent, water-based paint used for creating rich, opaque, and velvety surfaces. In this workshop, gouache and collage are merged to generate dynamic and many-layered works on paper. Pochoir, a hand-stenciling process, is introduced as a way to build collage-like surfaces using gouache in an additive method. Alternative collage materials are also explored as a way to achieve a richer surface texture and color palette.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use pochoir, collage, adhesives, color mixing, cutting methods, and image layering.
ACTIVITIES: We learn through demonstrations, individual and group feedback, as well as group discussion and ample studio time.
FACULTY: Elizabeth Ferrill received her M.F.A. from RISD. She has had solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. She was an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. From 2009 to 2012, Elizabeth was the Studio Coordinator of Painting and Printmaking at Anderson Ranch. Elizabeth currently teaches printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design. www.elizabethferrill.com
Tuition: $920 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1120
Studio Fee: $75