Watercolor Class March 17, 2024
Creating new imagery from old using the technique of collage
Bettyann Pober completed her degree in art major at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is also a Certified Art Teacher for grades K through 12 and has taught elementary school for 19 years. When working on her college degree she had always loved water media, so she decided to try her hand at a watercolor class given at Fairchild Garden. She began as a very loose watercolor painter and she still is. As the years rolled by, Bettyann moved to doing the figure rather than landscape; and has recently become enamored with collage. She enjoys creating new imagery from old imagery using collage. She finds that creating a collage is very much more thoughtful than action. There is a lot of trial and error, and you have the luxury of trying everything before you commit to the glue.
In this class, you will create a collage based upon old items that YOU have created on some sort of paper…. paintings, drawings, and doodles. They can be done on napkins, watercolor paper, regular paper, and even paper towels. This class will allow you to use segments of old paintings and drawings to create an entirely new work.
- Several pieces of old artwork you created that you don’t mind tearing/cutting apart, or pieces of old artwork, or writing or doodles that you don’t mind tearing/cutting up….anything on paper.
- Watercolors, inks, or any water media that you have-watercolor crayons, markers, brushes.
- Container to hold water
- Paper towels
- Elmer’s white glue, scissors, and X-acto knife (something heavy to use as a cutting board when using an X-acto knife)
- 1/2 sheet of watercolor paper-at least 140 lb.
Pinecrest Community Center
5855 Killian Drive
Pinecrest, FL 33156
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
If you are paying by check please make the check payable to MWS include your name, e-mail, and phone # and send it to:
6624 SW 78 Terr
South Miami, FL 33143