There will be demonstrations on creating the ground to work on plus colouring more paper with colours and patterns you love. When these are dry they will be used to glue on to the surface, and will extend the collection of stuff that you have brought with you.
Students will learn how to cut and tear and manipulate different papers, see what happens to the edges when you tear it in different directions. You will learn to find those fragments of colour that you just might want to use in the middle of an illustration from an old magazine article. You will learn how to deal with glue, then how to add drawn and stitched lines to create a completed two-dimensional image.
Part of the demonstrations and discussions will be on how to go about designing your working surface, and how to work with colours. Students will be able to choose an abstract or realistic way of working.
This is a chance to express your ideas freely, once you have been guided through some technical knowledge.
2019 Camp Creative Survey
"Denise is an exceptional teacher. She created a warm and supportive classroom climate and encouraged us to experiment with a range of techniques and processes to create beautiful works of art.
Denise is flexible enough to encourage students to choose their own materials (for example I used gouache rather than watercolour for some of my works) and develop their own ideas while engaging in the artmaking process but also very skilled in giving students positive and useful feedback about how to develop and create unique artworks."
"Denise Vanderlugt is a treasure. She shares her own experiences in order to help us see the process and how ideas can organically evolve. Her knowledge and willingness to share were exceptional.
Her skills are second to none and her sense of humour was great. I finished the week very happy and with new skills that are certainly useful for my acrylic painting."
Student Emails to Denise
"Since getting home, I’ve cleared my desk space – following your suggestion – to create space to see and think about current work. It’s a good discipline – I’m such a stacker and piler!
It was such a great class and time in Bellingen. I so appreciated your insights and way of teaching."
"I was going to say how special the experience of being in your class with all the other women was. I have probably never before been in a class of people who were so supportive, positive and encouraging, and a lot of that was due to your exceptional teaching.
You really created the environment in which we all felt comfortable to learn, experiment and develop our artworks."
"It was really the best experience I have had at Camp Creative and I have been five times before. I have already booked my accommodation for next year and I hope you are teaching "Adventures in Collage" again because I will re-enrol! I learnt so much and want to continue learning."