Monday, December 12, 2011

"Pollage" a la DiBona

If you happened to come to the gallery on Saturday to do a little Christmas shopping, you probably felt the excitement in the air from the class in painting and collaging (what Patricia calls "pollage) going on in the secondary classroom. We love Patricia -- we wrote about her in our old blog at -- and we never cease to be amazed by her ability to guide her students to a happy result.

The students learned how to create a background with gesso and water color on a canvas, and then plan out a picture while learning some basic design principles.  Patricia has lots of ephemera that she has collected through the years that students can use to collage their image.  It's fun to witness the interactions between the students and Patricia, as they debate ideas as they proceed to a finished piece of art that they had no idea they could create.  The end results always amaze me and always seem to please the new "artistes".

If you have a small group of friends that you think would enjoy this experience, give us a call and let us arrange a class for you.  It could be a great holiday present (we can give you a gift certificate for this or any class).  We also have artwork by Patricia for sale in the gallery. You can watch her working on her jewelry or painting most days ... she can even create a custom piece of unique jewelry for you.

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