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Text & Texture in Mixed Media Collage
Understand collage from the first layer to the final glaze with the collage techniques of mixed media artist Ann Baldwin.
In this art instruction video, Ann teaches you how to combine the possibilities of text with the versatility of acrylics. First, Ann begins with a discussion of abstract design. She shows you how you can practice your own design skills with something as simple as magazine cut outs. Next, Ann introduces texture painting techniques and walks you through a series of step by step art lessons.
Ann's short texture tutorials simplify and clarify those wonderful Golden mediums. Once you've learned those artist tips, Ann moves into a complete abstract collage. She shows you how to collage torn computer printouts with textured layers to create a rich abstract design. You'll use everything you learned in those original 11 acrylic texturing demonstrations to finish a wonderful abstract painting. The workshop includes acrylic painting techniques that Ann uses with cheesecloth, screens, cardboard, tissue and newspaper.
She creates dramatic relief with heavy gel and molding paste. You'll shape interesting edges and solve design problems with creative layering. Elevate your art one layer at a time in Text & Texture in Mixed Media Collage with Ann Baldwin.
Understand collage from the first layer to the final glaze. In this workshop mixed media artist Ann Baldwin combines the design possibilities of text with the versatility of acrylics. You'll get step-by-step demos of each piece of the collage process as you layer text with glowing colors and intriguing textures.
You'll crop, tear, and layer clippings to turn letters into abstract elements. Then you'll create original text with paint, pens, stencils, crayons, and computers.
Ann ties text elements together with masterful use of acrylic mediums. The workshop includes eleven acrylic texture demos featuring stencils, cheesecloth, screens, and more. You'll incorporate cardboard, tissue, and newspaper and create dramatic relief with heavy gel and molding paste.
Ann combines all these techniques in a finished painting lavished with acrylic glazes. You'll shape interesting edges and solve design problems with creative layering. Elevate your art one layer at a time in Text and Texture in Mixed Media Collage with Ann Baldwin.
Video Extra: "Using Cheescloth"
In this clip from her video workshop, Text and Texture in Mixed Media Collage, Ann Baldwin attaches cheesecloth to her paper with acrylic medium to create exciting collage textures. Ann teaches you how to paint and stain your cheesecloth to enhance the effect.
Telling Stories with Collage & Paint
Join internationally acclaimed collage artist Ann Baldwin in an energetic art instruction DVD filmed in a live workshop at the Asilomar Art & Soul Conference, on the topic of Telling Stories with Collage and Paint.
In this painting video, Ann shows you how to use texture painting techniques to tell a story. Ann first walks through important topics of material selection and image preparation. She divulges where she finds her collage artwork and gives useful artist tips on how to organize all of those collage elements. Next, Ann shares her approach to color in art, explains her process for directing the viewer's eye to the important parts of her design, and discusses the importance of being willing to sacrifice parts for the good of the whole.
Ann's video goes beyond the beginner painting and shows how to use those texture and layering techniques to create a deep and meaningful story.
As a bonus, the video includes Ann's helpful critiques of her students' work, a gallery of her collages and printable handouts from the workshop. It's almost like being there!
Kick start your creativity with internationally acclaimed collage artist Ann Baldwin. In this energetic live workshop, Ann shares her secrets for getting organized, getting creative and getting started with your art.
She demonstrates techniques for glazing, printing, texturing, highlighting, and altering the text and images that form the base of her collage. Her methods are simple enough to start working in minutes but sophisticated enough to refine over a lifetime of painting.
From unique image sources to acrylic mediums, Ann explains all her materials in depth. As she puts them into practice, she focuses on design and color theory concepts, presenting concrete examples that allow beginners and experienced painters to follow the workshop.
This video includes a creative warmup exercise, Ann's critiques of student work, printable handouts and more. It's like sitting in the front row of the class. To get started today with fine art collage, join Ann Baldwin in Telling Stories with Collage and Paint.
Six class handouts are included on the video for printing: