Abstract Collaging Offered at Volcano Art Center

June 15, 2019, 12:15 PM HST (Updated June 11, 2019, 10:40 AM)
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Abstract collage by Darcy Gray. June 2019. Courtesy photo

Join Darcy Gray for a day of abstract collaging on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided.

Give collage a try in this one-day workshop where attendees will learn to “mix it up” with different types of papers, stencils, spray paint, stamps, inks and paint.

The class will use 9-by-12-inch heavy watercolor paper which has been gessoed.

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Gray will show students how to apply their own unique designs on to the collage paper.

Abstract collage by Darcy Gray. June 2019. Courtesy photo

In the morning session, students will gather and create decorative papers, work on basic layout, then in the afternoon bring all these elements together to create unique artworks.

Embellish, add texture and color, bringing in personal touches along the way, tell a story, or just dive in and have fun creating spontaneous expressive collages.

Work at your own pace.

Basic acrylics paints, pencils, markers, brushes, stencils, papers, stamps, spray paint and glue will be
provided in class, but students can bring their own supplies if they choose.

Abstract collage by Darcy Gray. June 2019. Courtesy photo

Bringing an apron is suggested.

Students will each get five 9-by-12-inch gessoed heavy paper sheets to work on.

Students may bring their own canvas, paper, or panels to work on if they wish, no larger than 9-by-12-inch.

Bring a snack.

The class fee is $90 for nonmembers and $85 for VAC members, plus a $20 supply fee.

Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 10 adults.

To register call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Abstract collage by Darcy Gray. June 2019. Courtesy photo

Gray holds a B.A. in 3-dimensional design from the City of Birmingham University in England. Her
work has been featured in multiple exhibitions throughout Hawai‘i and California, in both solo and group shows. In 2016, she received awards from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawai‘i Island Art Alliance, and Honorable Mention in the 2018 Wailoa Center show, Jan Ken Po.

For more information on Gray and her work, visit www.darcygrayfineart.com.

About Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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