April 14-15, 2018 -- Two-day Mental Blocks Class in Port Coquitlam, BC!


Colours Art Supply & Framing Saturday, April 14th, 2018 & Sunday, April 15th, 2018
2567 Lougheed Hwy
Port Coquitlam, BC
V3B 1B4

Class time is from 9:30am - 4:30pm both days with a one hour break for lunch.

Mental Blocks Workshop - 2 Day Workshop  April 14-15

Workshop Description: “Everything we care about lies somewhere in the middle, where pattern and randomness interlace” –James Gleick

In this fast paced two-day workshop we are going to take control of the chaos, magically weaving together fragments of photos, symbols, and words to create a mosaic of mixed media blocks.  Can’t seem to find your muse? No problem, all along the way we’ll be conquering our mental blocks through a series of fast and fun creativity exercises. Each rectangle takes you through an artistic story of its own…an individual tidbit of information, but where this journey becomes interesting is when the pieces are puzzled together.  Students will bring together a variety of images and ideas from a variety of sources and harmonize them.  The chaos…suddenly meaningful.  Randomness…suddenly full of purpose.


 Some of the specific skills we’ll be tackling in this workshop include:

-paint techniques, choosing colors, mixing colors, and combining paint with collage objects.

-collage techniques

-combining elements from discordant sources and creating a unified composition

-related several small collages into a larger cohesive narrative

-exercises to overcome “mental blocks”

-creative juxtapositions to jumpstart creativity