Class Title Into The Deep Blue C: Exploring Cyanotypes with Contemplative Mixed Media Journaling
Mixed Media Storyteller
This is a workshop for all your senses, as we will use the lake, the sun, and the flora around us to transform a cardboard box into a layered altered vessel. We will use the sacred lake water to peel back the layers of a small box. I love to use old boxes that are around 6x6 or smaller. The UV rays of the sun will be our art media as we learn about the cyanotype process, also referred to as the blueprint process. Using flora we forage for in the woods as well as 1920’s glass plates and vintage negatives, we begin to tell a visual story of our journey into these woods. We will slow stitch, collage, paint and write as our long weekend away gets saved forever on our pages. This class is about transformation, nature and mixed media as we lean into and create layers using ephemera, nature and our wide open hearts.
Experience Level: Come as you are. No experience necessary. All levels welcome. I meet you exactly where you are. xo
Supply List: Please bring: -a small box…3 to 6 inches…or larger if you would like. Look around in your basement or attic for an old box. I also find these at flea markets. If you cannot find one, just reach out to me. -your curiosity and your willing & open ❤️. Colleen will bring everything else you will need!
Kit Fee: $25 USD - This includes everything you need for this class. Your kit fee will be due to the teacher at the start of class. It is easier if you bring cash in the exact amount of the fee.
About Colleen: Colleen Attara is a storyteller, a mixed media artist and a space holder. She sees possibility in everything and in everyone. Her superpower is connecting others to their unique creativity through art journaling. She leads them back to the kind of joy they felt as a child when they played with paint, paper and thread. She spreads love & light through her card line, original artwork, writings and in teaching others her own creative process both online and in intimate workshops & retreats at her Bucks County, PA studio cottage. Her artwork is in homes, stores & healing spaces across the U.S and abroad. Colleen's cottage studio has been featured in "Where Women Create" and "In Her Studio" Magazines. Connect with her on Instagram.