* Carmen Beecher * Cindy Michaud * Carol Schiff * Denette Schweikert * Donna Vines * Mary Warnick * Kathy Garvey *Fay Picardi * Jean Thomas

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Pieces Piece Paper

Today, our fellow Piece, Donna Vines, lead us all in a collage exercise. She schlepped supplies: piles of paper, matte and gloss varnish, brushes, scissors, small treasures and even our props - apples. She guided us with tips she's gathered from two great collage artists, namely Derek Gores (DerekGores.com) and Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson (www.paperpaintings.com). (Donna and I have both had the pleasure of taking Derek's wonderful collage class at the Brevard Art Museum and she's signed up for Elizabeth's class coming to the Art Gallery of Viera in September.)

Her information and sense of humor got us all off to a good start. These are pictures of the wonderful fun we had today while cutting, tearing, gluing, chatting and finding just the right color in the stacks of paper and magazines. We didn't want to stop, but time flies when you are having fun. More next week as we complete the great apple collage project.