Tin Type Tarot Workshop - Port Coquitlam, BC - May 7, 2017 **prices in US dollars

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Tin Type Tarot Workshop - Port Coquitlam, BC - May 7, 2017 **prices in US dollars


Tin Type Tarot

Please join me for this one day workshop Sunday, May 7th, 2017 located at Colours Art & Framing in Port Coquitlam, BC.

Workshop Description:

Tarot cards. To me these lovely little pearls of archetypal wisdom imbued with mystery, fascinating symbols to decode, and gorgeous imagery are absolutely magical.

I think the first time I remember seeing a tarot deck was in the James Bond Movie “Live and Let Die” where Solitaire, played by Jane Seymour is using them to tell the future with an ultra cool and stylized deck – I’ve been hooked ever since.

In this class we’re going to combine the beauty of the tarot with the fun and fancy of a fortune cookie by modifying a small tin or box to look intriguing on the outside and contain a secret tarot realm inside. We’ll construct our own stylized “cards” by creating a multi-layered mixed media collage-assemblage and throughout the process discuss how to incorporate the symbols that will tell our stories or our fortunes. Don’t know much about tarot decks? Don’t worry, you’ll get my tarot archetype cheatsheet to help you get started.  I see a great workshop in your future!


Teacher will bring:

Nails, screws, bolts, wire, etc.
Tools for attaching found objects
Portfolio Pastels
Clear Gesso
Aves Epoxy Clay
Patina Paints
Tarot "Cheat Sheets"
Some Tarot Collage Imagery
Tools for assembling our project


Students need to bring:  

2 Small tins (like an Altoids tin), boxes with hinged lid, or tintype cases – at least big enough to fit a business card and preferably about an inch deep.

Paper, ephemera and collage items, think textures and symbols to support your story telling, consider scale, we’re working small, have some of your imagery quite small

Paint: Acrylic paint, preferably Golden, 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 and at least one good detail brush

Golden Matte Medium –small bottle – about 8 oz. 


Found objects, think about an assortment: gears, keyholes, chains, old jewelry pieces, numbers, mica, small dolls or figures, lace, fabric just about anything for further embellishing your tarot card and tin.


Craft Tweezers (useful for placing/holding some of your smaller items while gluing)

**Colours is an Art Supply store and will be more than happy to order or put aside any paint or mediums 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:

Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Class time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

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