For this meeting we will be making spontaneous collaborative collages, right there, in the session. We'll paint backgrounds for 30 minutes, let them dry, then swap the canvases to start a collage, swap again, then embellish, ending with a group embellishment session.. then you get to go home with 2 finished collages.
Really, don't let the speed of this process scare you. It's a chance to stretch your collage muscles and tell that picky little over-thinking voice in your head to shut up. Both times we've done this, folks said that it was a lot of fun - and the results were stellar!
Okay, here's what you need to bring:
2 (only 2, otherwise the math gets hairy) canvas boards, bigger than 5 x 7, smaller than 12 x 12. You could bring a stretched canvas, if you've got them lying around.
A small selection of acrylic paints for background painting.
Applicators for the paints - brushes, rollers, credit cards, sponges - you don't have to bring all of them, pick what you'd like to work with.
Water container, if you require water for your painting process.
Paper towels, baby wipes and/or gloves if you are messy.
Collage elements. I might suggest, if you have some spare time (I know, I know), cutting out some elements ahead of time - it just makes things go a little easier, when you are in the throes of collaging. Images, ephemera, papery bits, you know the drill.
Gel medium for adhesive and your applicator of choice - fingers even work.
Embellishments - no need to haul the whole studio, pick some faves and toss them in a small box. Fibers, trinkets, gel pens, again, you know the drill.
Also, we had been scheduled to meet in the barn (the other building), but the painting studio (our usual room) opened up, so we'll be in the same old place.