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CANCELLED! 2-DAY WORKSHOP: Paper Clay Fundamentals with ROGENE MAŇAS. Oct 8-9, 2016. 10:30am-5pm.


Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9, 2016
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Friday, October 7, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Join mixed media artist, Rogene Mañas to learn the basics of this new medium. Paper clay is a fun, flexible and forgiving art form that lets you make art that jumps right off the page.

On Day 1, you will learn the basics of paper clay work with an emphasis on designing a composition, sculpting forms and developing details. Using a series of small exercises, you will create elements to incorporate into a larger finished piece by layering and adhering wet and dry clay to a board.

On Day 2, learn acrylic painting, finishing and collage techniques as you take your project to completion. The result is a wood-carved effect that leaves people wondering how it was made. This unique and innovative process is perfect for beginning and advanced students alike. The instructor will provide patterns for all elements.

    Specifics depend upon the workshop, but this is generally what you will need:
  • One 8x10 wooden cradled panel or stretched canvas
  • 8 oz package of Creative Paper Clay® available at most art supply and craft stores (no other brand please)
  • Elmer's glue (small container)
  • X-acto knife
  • Pencil, eraser
  • Ball point pen
  • Black fine point marker
  • Acrylic liquid medium (NOT GEL), gloss and matte (small amounts)
  • Gesso (small amount)
  • 2 Plastic containers for water and mixing
  • A palette for acrylic paint
  • Rolling pin or something that will work as a roller
  • Tape like masking or Magic

    Don't buy student grade paints. They will not give good results for this process. Do bring what you have. From the following list of colors, you can mix many others. (I recommend tube paints over bottled acrylics.) M. Graham is an Oregon company making great acrylic paints that I prefer.
    Minimally, you will need
  • Ivory black
  • Titanium white
  • A rose/magenta color (like Quinacridone Rose, by M. Graham)
  • A yellow color (like Azo yellow, by M. Graham)
  • A cyan color (like Phthalocyanine Blue, by M. Graham)

    Paint brushes for acrylics in a variety of sizes and shapes.
  • One should be soft and wide for painting all-over finishes.
  • Have at least one good small detail brush, (like a 0 sable watercolor brush)
  • and others such as
    * #2 or #4 flat,
    * a #6 flat or filbert,
    * and a #6 round.
Painter and mixed media artist Rogene Mañas specializes in paper clay bas-relief on canvas and panels. Formerly a graphic designer, illustrator and owner of her own international card company, Rogene transitioned into being a fine artist more than 15 years ago. As a teacher, she loves helping people discover and develop their creative abilities using her own innovative and forgiving mixed media methods.

In 2011, Rogene was featured on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat. She has developed a new art form and written a book about it called Artful Paper Clay: Techniques for Adding Dimension to Your Art, for North Light Books (due out in August 2016). She teaches workshops in Oregon, Washington and California and is planning special workshop tours to Mexico. Rogne Mañas'work may be seen at the Guardino Gallery in Portland, OR, The Salem Art Center in Salem, OR, and on her website.

Rogene Mañas
Mixed Media Artist
Author of: Artful Paper Clay: Techniques for adding Dimension to Your Art

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