Collage Therapy with Sharon DiGiulio

$240, $220 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Students will meet in the third floor Kat in the Hat Classroom, 533 Eaton Street

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sponsored by Harrison Gallery

Collage of papers with different textures in yellows, teal, black, white and lime green.

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Class Description

We all need it every now and then, so why not join Sharon for a session of Collage Therapy?

This workshop is for every artist. Collage is a wonderful way to celebrate your past, your present, your dreams, your life and your passions. It’s a great way to embrace the things you love and the memories you want to share. It is the art for everyone. Sharon will show you the easy way to start and you will never tire of all the possibilities right at your fingertips, so get ready to experiment! Students will be provided with information about products, content, design, color, composition, texture and techniques galore. It’s all about letting go and having a positive experience with art and expressing yourself through creating. Experiment with new techniques and tap into the freedom of your inner spirit. Learn to paint and design your own papers, carve your own stamps and add personalized items to your collection of collage choices. Toss your inner critic to the curb. You don’t want to miss this one…

Meet Your Instructor

Sharon DiGiulio is an award winning acrylic/collage artist. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Fine and Applied Arts at Central Michigan University, DiGiulio moved to Key West, Florida to pursue a career in the arts. She worked as a graphic artist and package designer for six years before relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina landing a position with the largest screen-printing company as the art director. Her passion lead her to Jerry’s Artarama as the event coordinator where she organizes workshops lead by internationally known artists from all over the country.

Heavily influenced by the talent surrounding her, DiGiulio now has no choice but to work in a mixed media fashion. “It seems I learn something new about a different medium weekly and I just have to try it! I dare myself to use every technique I can think of from transfers, to watercolor to basic drawing, and printmaking to encaustics, to painting and stitching in creating my acrylic collages. The choices are endless. Now my challenge is to put it all together with my collection of photos and make it work. I read a ton of books and pull from childhood experiences and memories to embellish my work.”

Supply List (some materials included)

  • Assortment of papers; rice, watercolor, tissue, decorative
  • Regular Gel Matte Medium – for thicker items
  • Matte Medium – for thinner items
  • Acrylic paints – I use professional grade heavy bodied paints and fluid acrylics – your favorite colors.
  • Assortment of brushes including a soft synthetic 1″ brush.
  • Scissors
  • Xacto knife
  • Claybord, stretched canvas, or gallery wrapped canvas – check your stash. Anything on the smallish side… 12 x 12 or smaller.
  • Any other “stuff” you want to add to your collage…music, maps, yarn, buttons, etc.
  • Bring your journal.

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