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Cutting Room Floor with Guest Instructor, Seth Apter

May 21, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Guest Instructor.  Mixed Media.

With the advent of smartphones and photo apps we have all quickly become expert photographers, sharing our images by email and across social networks. Join me in this workshop and relive the “good old days” when pictures were actually held in our hands and not stored on our phones. In Cutting Room Floor we will take ordinary photographs and turn them extraordinary through a series of hand-altered, subtractive and additive techniques. Using mixed media supplies such as paints, inks and markers that you bring and a few surprises that I will bring, you will take your photographs to the next level.

Once the photos are altered, we will focus on learning ways to integrate these photographs into mixed media artwork. Techniques for developing layered backgrounds with acrylic paint and ink will be introduced and approaches to creating complex and cohesive layers with mixed media material reviewed. Are you ready for your Photo Op?

Student Supply List:

Please note you have the option to work in your journal or on loose sheets of watercolor paper. I will provide the paper but feel free to bring and work in your journal.

  • Photographs (bring a large selection of images all on glossy paper; professionally processed photos and home printed photos will work; choose a few B&W photos if possible)
  • Watercolor and fluid acrylic paint
  • White gesso
  • Waterbrush (or small paint brushes and water container)
  • Paint brushes (1 inch/ ½ inch cheap bristle brushes work well)
  • Water container and paint palette
  • Favorite adhesive for collage
  • Scissor
  • Water mister
  • Favorite mark making tools (pens, markers, pencils, paint pens, etc. Please include black and white fine tip journaling pens)
  • Dye Ink Pads
  • Water-based brush pens (Tombow are my favorites)
  • Awl
  • Craft or make-up Sponges
  • Assorted designed paper (hand painted, handmade, decorative, scrapbook, etc.
  • Stamps and permanent ink pads (optional as I will have a variety for shared use, but feel free to bring your own favorites)

Instructor will provide: Extra photographs, assorted mixed media embellishments, watercolor paper, gesso, metal plates, stamps & stencils to share, and all basic supplies on the list to share (in case you are unable to find or bring something)

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May 21, 2017
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kim Parkinson


KEPT Creations
15 South Ave
Whitman, MA 02382 United States
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(781) 447-4010

 Please pre-register and prepay for all classes.  A 48 hour cancellation notice is required.

Supply list for all classes: Trimmer, Scissors, Tweezers, Adhesive, Glue Dots and Dimensional Tape.

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