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Adventures In Collage

This ‘Adventures in Collage’ Workshop is about the collection of your material, cutting, and pasting, then maybe adding drawing and stitching to create an image.

Students can create their own palette of coloured papers to use as the collage work on top of a watercolour base. The collage material will also include the interesting papers and/or fabric collection you bring, which can create textural effects. Abstract or realistic effects can be achieved. The workshop will include discussion on colour and design.

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  • Adults: $396.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST


Age 16+
Skill Level Everyone
Time slot Whole Day
Status bookings open July 1, 2018.
Location Bellingen High School

More about the course


Denise Vanderlugt

Denise Vanderlugt

Denise lives in The Whitsundays, Queensland and has been working as a full time artist since 1982.

Her images are of the natural world, largely inspired by her own large bush garden and the surrounding area of rainforest, sea and wetlands.  She works in many mediums with quilt making as her primary practice. Her other pursuits are painting and collage, coiled basketry, artists books and printmaking.

In 2007, Denise published her children’s book ‘WHERE RAINBOWS LIVE’, for which she received two international awards for self-publishing.

In 2009, as one of Strand Ephemera Townsville sculptors, Denise hung 105 rainbow jellyfish in a big tree. These jellyfish were made from recycled materials with the coiled basketry technique.

Her work has been featured in books and magazines in Australia and overseas.

Course Requirements

Requirement List

 ·      Watercolour paints and palette and watercolour brushes large and small.

·      300gm watercolour papers to create your collage work on with paint and glue. You may like to bring more small  pieces of paper to work on, plus extra for trials. Bring as much as you think you will need for 5 days, you can also be adventurous with the base you work on.

·      Computer paper - 50 sheets

·      Mark making pens and pencils.

·      Notebook and pen / pencil.

·      PVA Aquadhere glue,

·      Variety of different sized cheap bristle brushes for glueing.

·      Small towel and paper towels for working with watercolour paints.

·      Rags for glue clean up, plastic bag for a wet rag.

·      Old newspapers or an old telephone book for glueing, and to keep work surfaces clean.

·      Tall water jars x 2 for brushes.

·      Apron or old shirt.

·      Paper scissors large and small.

·      Needle nose tweezers.

·      Cutting board.

·      Retractable blade knife.

·      Awl or sharp compass (sharp implement)

·      Masking tape.

·      Different and Interesting papers … wall paper, wrapping paper, hand made papers, coloured papers, fancy papers, old envelopes, old sheet music, old maps, old photos, old calendars, scrap drawings, scrap prints, newspaper, magazines with photos, tear outs, old books, tissue paper, foil chocolate wrappers, brown paper and corrugated cardboard.

·      Bits of fabric and fabric scissors ( if you are a sewer ) optional

·      Interesting threads … different colours or your favourite colours plus different size chenille needles for sewing through work surface ( if you are a sewer )  optional

·      I am happy to talk with students on the phone 07 4945 1326.



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