Sunday, January 10, 2021

Within the Layers: Collage Techniques for the Mixed Media Artist Supply List

In this video-driven online workshop, learn how to employ mixed-media collage techniques to enhance the painted surface. From gluing, sealing, tearing, scoring, punching, die-cutting and custom inlays to wrinkling, creasing, burning, peeling-back, stitching, weaving, embossing and debossing handmade, custom treated and machine-made papers, foils and ephemera, an exciting array of innovative collage techniques will be explored. Students will have private access to high-definition videos through online streaming. Live Group Chats will be conducted every other Saturday to discuss each participant's work that has been created using mixed-media collage techniques.

Required: Computer with video and audio, access to the web and a gmail account

Note: Many supplies are optional and not required but will be demonstrated by the instructor. 

Feel free to email, if you have any questions.  I am looking forward to a great workshop!


The Institute of Art & Design at New England College
(603) 836- 2564

​Spring 2021 Saturday sessions 
8 weeks

Jan 16 to March 6, 2021

10:00am to 12:30

Live Chats: Jan 16, Jan 30, Feb 13 and Feb 27

All other dates are video-driven with blog support.

Heavy Body Acrylic Paints

Black Waterproof Ink

Acrylic Matte Medium - Liquitex preferred

Acrylic Gel Matte Medium - Liquitex preferred (optional)

Bookbinder’s glue: PH neutral preferred (or regular PVA/Elmers Glue or similar will do for practice studies but not archival)

Gesso: white - prefer Dick Blick Professional gesso (thick) but any gesso will do

Synthetic Brushes: (at least a small round, flat (large and medium size) and a fan brush - bring more brushes if you have them)

Painting knife: wide flat tip

Embossing Stylus (optional)

Plastic Palette (or several cleaned meat and egg containers)

Natural and Synthetic sponges (optional)


Sponge Roller (approx 4” long) with handle (optional)

Craft Knife: with new blades

Metal Ruler

Wooden Stick or back of paint brush: sharpened at tip

Old Toothbrush

Hair Dryer (there will be one available in class but you would be sharing it/wait times)

Illustration Board, Masonite or scrap board if you have it.

Printmaking/Watercolor paper - one sheet (optional)

White Tissue Paper

Tracing Paper (optional)


Graphite Pencil (HB or regular #2 pencil is fine) and Kneaded Eraser

Two Containers for Water: large yogurt containers or coffee cans work well (nothing too small or shallow)

Printed Ephemera (newspapers, magazines, ticket stubs, wallpaper scraps, old letters, sewing pattern tissue, doily paper, etc. Bring as much as you can!)

Plastic Grocery Bags

Paper Towels and Soap 
(suggest for quick clean up, as some facilities can run out)

Cotton Swabs (cheap brand works better)


Painter’s tape: 1”

Wax Paper

Aluminum Foil: heavy-duty (Do not get non-stick)

Spray Bottle (small mist spayer)

Plastic Comb: wide-tooth or Plastic Fork

Inkjet Prints (2 - 3) of your color work or sketches (printed in reverse) to use as ink transfers (optional)

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