Join mixed media artist Lyn Belisle in this fascinating workshop where you will create richly-patterned microcosmic landscape collages using the techniques and applications taught in this class. Lyn will take you step by step on this cosmic journey, providing detailed instruction and inspiration for crafting these small worlds of surreal fantasy and ethereal magic.
Using the technique of DÉCHIRAGE (day-shur-ah j’) – distressed paper collage – students will gain a solid grasp on composing little landscapes using a variety of altered papers, natural elements, and mixed media special effects. Lyn will also share art-enhancing framing suggestions that compliment your finished work so that your final display is both appealing and professional looking. Even a total beginner can create a stunning artwork with these fun distressed paper techniques.
Lyn’s hands on and direct approach, from the beginning substrate to the finished artwork, will tempt you to keep creating more of these artistic worlds long after you’ve completed your class.
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Lyn Belisle is a lifelong artist, educator and author from San Antonio, Texas, who has worked in an eclectic range of mixed-media arts and graphic design throughout her career. She became a self-proclaimed artist at the age of two. Lyn taught art in public schools for three decades and was a finalist for Texas Teacher of the Year in 2000 for her art and technology program for at-risk students. She offers numerous popular mixed-media workshops at Lyn Belisle Studio in San Antonio which she founded in January of 2013. Her favorite media are earthenware, beeswax, paper and fiber, and she has recently began a new series of PhotoEncaustic collages, one of which won Best in Show at the 2015 Artists Who Teach exhibit.
She has authored two articles for Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and a coloring book on the folk art of Mexico. Lyn has had six one-person gallery exhibits since 2011, and her work was recently accepted into the 2015 National Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition in Santa Fe, NM and to the International Encaustic Artists National Juried Exhibition in San Luis Obispo, California. She is represented by La Vida Gallery in San Antonio and Dan Pfeiffer Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Artful Gathering is her very favorite summer hangout! Her Artful Gathering Retreat workshops include Story Within a Story, The Mystical Cat Shaman, Small Worlds, Artful Faces, The Magic of Spirit Dolls, and Mask, Robe and Rune (co-presented with Mixed Media artist Michelle Belto). www.lynbelisle.com