Elizabeth St Hilaire collage

Elizabeth
St Hilaire

www.paperpaintings.com

Paper Collage - Animal Portraits

June 24 - 30, 2018

Medium: Mixed Media

Level: All Levels

5-Day Studio Class

Elizabeth guides you through working on a mixed media collage portrait of "man's best friend" - not limited to dogs or cats!  Plan to work on whatever "pet" makes you happy, birds, fish, ferrets included!  

During this comprehensive workshop you will learn a unique figurative mixed media collage technique. Emphasis will be on defining form using light and shadow, and treating every paper tear as a brush stroke.  Students will create impressionistic collages that look like paintings.    

Create your hand-painted paper palette through Gelli Plate printing, staining, stamping and patterning that will be torn up and glued down over an acrylic underpainting.  

This class is focused on learning and growing creatively in a FUN environment. No prior collage experience is necessary. Some painting experience is helpful. All levels are welcome. 

St. Hilaire published her book Painted Paper Art Workshop internationally with North Light Books in August (2016). Elizabeth’s work has also been published in Acrylic Works 3: Celebrating Texture (2015) and Incite 2; Color Passions(2014), both by North Light. A feature article on her work appeared in the April, 2014 issue of The Artists Magazine, she was also a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition (2014 and 2015) and took first place in the category of Collage/Mixed Media for The Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition (2010). St. Hilaire was an award winner in the National Collage Society’s Signature Members Exhibition at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, in Mesa AZ (2013). Online, Elizabeth was a Finalist in The Richeson 75 Annual Art Contest (2013).

Elizabeth has been teaching her Paper Paintings workshop across the country as well as internationally for the past five years. She shares her collage techniques and hopes to inspire students not only in art, but in fitness – gaining the confidence to believe in yourself.

Elizabeth projects a positive “you can do it!” attitude that has inspired many of her students to dust off their running shoes and get out and get active! She often receives follow-up e-mails from students who have successfully trained for and completed their first 5K when they thought they could never do it!

Elizabeth St Hilaire
Elizabeth St Hilaire
Elizabeth St Hilaire
Elizabeth St Hilaire