August 9-12 (4 days, Thur-Sun)     Fee $440

KATHLEEN THERIAULT ~ Abstract Mixed Media Collage

About the workshop

Medium: mixed media

Levels: all levels

In this 4-day workshop, Kathleen will demonstrate techniques and tools to help students create a balance of structure and spontaneity while creating abstract paintings that evoke feeling and personal expression. The course will include an introduction to mixed media collage painting; examples of good design elements; conveying a feeling, concept or theme; paper decorating techniques; colour palettes; evaluating and developing designs; and finishing and presentation techniques. Students will complete a series of collage paintings. The course will include demonstrations and a final critique.

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About the artist

Kathleen is an award-winning artist recognized for her mixed-media collage and abstract painting, and is an Associate Signature member of The Federation of Canadian Artists, Associate of Alberta society of Artists and Oil Painters of America.

Born in Calgary, Kathleen graduated from The Alberta College of Art with a major in Painting and an emphasis in Drawing. After graduating in 1979, she continued her art-making practice and worked as an illustrator, graphic designer and art instructor in Canada, Australia and South Asia.

Kathleen is passionate about expressive mark-making, collage and contemporary abstract painting. A spontaneous mindset without boundaries or expectation of outcome engages Kathleen’s creative spirit and makes space for playfulness in her studio practice.

Life’s exceptional moments are the fuel for Kathleen’s abstract expression.

She orchestrates elements of shape, value, texture, colour and line in an interplay of relationships that reflect her emotion and define the overall mood of each painting.

Her works are collected in Canada, Australia, India and the United Kingdom.

Outstanding Abstract FASO Bold Brush Award August 2015

On the web

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