Family Portrait Collage with Marion Cloaninger
First Friday Workshop
All Materials Provided
Explore how to make a special family portrait collage! These make great gifts and remembrances. The class will be using acrylic paint on paper and using images from collage material to create a pleasing design/ background for our family portraits. Bring 2 family photographs that will fit in an 8” x 10” space. We will be making copies of your family photos, here, on photo paper. This is a 3-hour class. You will have time to do at least 1 completed collage.
- Marion Cloaninger
There is nothing more enjoyable than the creative process. Your mind is in a different place, leaving behind all worries and concept of time. Spirals, circles, abstract designs, textures and figures have always intrigued me. I employ use of bright colors, and elements of collage to bring excitement to a work of art. Exploring mixed media and beautiful colors is comparable to indulging in good dark chocolate.
My process is mixed media with multiple layers of paints, gels and collage. I do many of my own collage papers using a Gelli-Plate. Floral collage is from my own photographs or magazines/ always coated with gel medium. I work with Acrylics and almost always include collage elements. I love to use pouring medium with Acrylics to develop a lovely background or painting. Several layers of gel medium and a layer of Self-Leveling gel complete the painting. A painting is less likely to have UV light damage. I use Renaissance Wax as a final coat to add extra protection. This makes the painting virtually water proof and eliminates finger prints.
Has participated in numerous exhibitions, including Best of the Blue Ridge.
Personal exhibitions in 2017:
HAPPENSTANCE at Florence Art School West Jefferson, NC
GO FIGURE at Ashe Co Library West Jefferson, NC
Member of Out of the Blue art group and exhibitions for 2017:
ANYTHING GOES/ OUT OF THE BLUE Watauga Co Arts Council Boone, NC
OUT OF THE BLUE exhibit at Ashe Co Arts Council West Jefferson, NC
Third Place PETAL PUSHERS exhibit at Watauga Co Arts Council Boone, NC
First Place 38th NORTHWEST ARTIST’S JURIED EXHIBIT at Wilkes Art Gallery in Wilkesboro, NC
PAINTING PAPERS AND ABSTRACT COLLAGE
Family Portrait Collage.
How to use the Gelli-Plate.
Represented by Carlton Gallery in Foscoe, NC since 2004.
Represented by GG’s Art, Frames and Gifts in Statesville, NC.
Member of the Ashe Co Arts Council in West Jefferson, NC, the Watauga Co Arts Council in Boone, NC, the Wilkes Art Gallery in Wilkesboro, NC, BRAHM in Blowing Rock, NC, Turchin Center in Boone, NC