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Summer Art Camp

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Abstract Collage Composition

In this workshop, collage artist Catherine Cruz will focus on the basics of grid composition and how it can be used to create interesting abstract collages.  This class is designed for people with no previous art experience as well as artists interested in exploring a new medium.  Catherine can meet you wherever you are in your art practice and guide you. She will discuss how grids are used in design and show how many contemporary collage artists use a form of grid composition.  Participants will have an opportunity to select papers, learn about the elements of composition, and practice several exercises for different types of composition.  They will take home several abstract collages on Bristol board.

12:30-1:00 lunch (BYO brown bag)

Provided materials: 

Glue sticks
Collage papers
Bristol board
Participants are welcome to bring their own collage papers if they want.

You may contact Catherine Cruz at beyouartstudio@gmail.com

Date: Saturday April 13, 2024
Time: 11am - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Catherine Cruz
Age/Level: ages 16 and up
Location: Healdsburg Community Center, Room 11, 1557 Healdsburg Avenue
Fee: $105 + $10 materials fee

Instructor: Catherine Cruz

Catherine Cruz is a French-American artist, whose work is informed by textures and patterns created by the passing of time and the effects of the natural elements on the built environment. She has taught collage and mixed media workshops in the Bay Area and in France since 2019, and this is her third year at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts. She also takes a group to the south of France every year for an art retreat.

Her background is in interior design and green building certification. She works from her home studio in Sebastopol, and is a participant in Art Trails Open Studios.