Dreamscapes (2 day class) - Port Coquitlam, BC - April 13-14, 2019 **prices in US dollars

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Dreamscapes (2 day class) - Port Coquitlam, BC - April 13-14, 2019 **prices in US dollars

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Please join me for this two day workshop April 13-14, 2019 located at Colours Art & Framing in Port Coquitlam, BC.

Dreamscapes Workshop - 2 Day Workshop  April 13-14

Workshop Description:  

Workshop Description:You see things; and you say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?” –George Bernard Shaw.

Dreamscapes: Rich scenes or landscapes that captivate the imagination with the strangeness and mystery that is characteristic of a dream.

This two-day workshop focuses on imaginative investigations in paint and collage. We’ll be transforming everyday images into something surreal and strange through a combination of collage, image transfers and paint, bringing all of these elements together and creating expressive dreamlike mixed media artworks.

 A strong emphasis on creative compositions, advanced mark making, and explorations into a variety of paint techniques will have you taking your artistry to the next level. We’ll spend our time balanced between working intuitively and deliberately. We’ll play without obsessing about a specific outcome, allowing us the freedom to leave our inner critic behind. Bring your assortment of imagery and that box of ephemera that you’ve been collecting forever and we will incorporate them into your canvas, elevating them from the ordinary to the extraordinary, because “life is but a dream…”

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

-paint techniques, choosing colours, mixing colours, and combining paint with collage objects.
-image transfer techniques
-the elements of a surreal painting/composition
-collage techniques
-combining elements from discordant sources and creating a unified composition that is dynamic and surreal

Supply List:

Cradled Board (wood art panel), or unstretched primed canvas – you decide what size you would like to work, but remember we have two glorious days of class so I would recommend something 16”X20 or larger.

Paper, ephemera and collage items, think about faces, shapes, patterns, textures and symbols and bring your favourites (Flowers, butterflies, wings, numbers, words, cool geometric patterns…anything you love, tissue paper, old sewing patterns, lace, handmade papers, old letters, text from an old book….you get the idea) Sections of beautiful giftwrap or wallpapers make great additions. Make sure you have a good variety of scale…some small images, some oversized (use the photocopier’s enlarge feature) **NO inkjet prints please, photocopy or laser only.

Paint – Golden Acrylics fluid or heavy body (white, black, and any blue, red, and yellow, plus a couple more of your favourites)

Paintbrushes– bring just a few in different sizes (make sure you have at least one larger (about 2” cheap brush from hardware store) and one better quality detail brush) plus a few more.

Palette & Water Container

Paper towel & baby wipes

Golden Matte medium –16 oz. (when you shake the bottle it should sound like it has the consistency of syrup, not mayonnaise)


Your usual marking making tools (pencils, markers, etc.) 


Molding paste
Heat gun 

**Colours is an Art Supply store and will be more than happy to order or put aside any items on the supply list that you would like to purchase for class. 

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Class Location:

Colours Art & Framing
2567 Lougheed Hwy,
Port Coquitlam, BC
V3B 1B4

Class Date & Time:

Saturday April 13th & Sunday April 14th, 2019
Class time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

If you have any questions please email me at amatusart@gmail.com. 

you will receive an email about one week before class to remind you of the date and time and provide more details about supplies, on-site parking, etc.