Karen Foster’s EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOP series on the second or third Monday of the month at the Upstairs Gallery in Arlington:
Karen Foster is offering her popular experimental workshops here at the gallery studio. Each month she will help you explore the creative possibilities of various techniques and materials.
June 16: Stamp Making: Learn to carve your own stamps to create Celtic, Asian, geometric, and floral patterns. There will be $10 materials fee for this class and all supplies will be provided. You will leave with your own linoleum cutter and rubber stamps.
July 14: Paper Making: This class is about transforming ordinary paper into beautiful papers that you can use in mixed media and collage projects. You will also be making unusual papers from National Geographic magazines. Bring your acrylic paints, stamps, and stencils. Bring a National Geographic (it has to be National Geographic)or two if you have any. Karen will have a few extra. Everything else will be provided.
Aug. 11: Collage Figures: Karen will show you how to use her cache of handmade papers to create striking images of the human figure. You don’t have to be an expert draftsperson for this class. You may want to bring your wonderful papers and rubber stamps that you may have or that you made in the previous classes, Liquitex gloss medium and varnish, and an old brush.
Sept. 8: Batik: Learn to make beautiful batik paintings using wax resist on rice paper. These bright, beautiful works of art are a unique way to paint. You will need your acrylics or watercolors and brushes. The other supplies will be provided.
Oct. 13: Mixed Media Collage: Combine collage, texture and paint to create big, beautiful compositions. This is a great way to loosen up and create a one of a kind art piece. Bring your handmade papers and stamps (or they can be store bought), acrylics, Liquitex acrylic gloss medium-and-varnish, and a large canvas up to 24″x36″.
TIME: 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
FEE: $45 per class
AGES: 13 to adult
Please register and pay in advance to guarantee your place in these popular classes
The Upstairs Gallery, 1038 West Abram Street, Arlington, TX 76013