Sunday, 16. February 2020, Kreuser Gallery, Mixed Media

from 16. February 2020 - 9:00 till 11:00

Kreuser Gallery

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Mixed Media
Level: Intermediate
Session: Spring 2020
Eight Weeks / Two - Hour Sessions
February 16 - April 5th
Sundays 9-11 am
Prerequisite: Drawing 101 Beginning Drawing or A Beginning Drawing or Painting Course*
Registration Fee: $165.00
Instructor: Steffany Suze Boucher
Class Size Limit: 6
Ages 18+
 
Description:
This course will focus on developing illustrative and narrative projects utilizing and expanding on collage, painting and drawing techniques with the following materials: acrylic, graphite, ink and color pencil.
 

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Steffany combines references to art history, drawing practice, observational theory, plus your unique sensibilities and influences in your experience of this course. This is a make and take experience where students walk away with finished pieces. Students may complete as many final pieces as they would like and time allows.
 
*Prerequisite Explanation; Drawing 101 Beginning Drawing or A Beginning Drawing or Painting Course. Also, Students experienced in beginning drawing or painting techniques will step into this course with the necessary skills and material methods.
 
Supply list Summary:
I recommend that students attend the first class with a few basic supplies and can expand on their supplies per project. Please bring the items that include an asterisk to the first class. Collage materials can be purchased, scavenged and thrifted at a variety of locations or from items you have around the home already. Below is a list of basic supplies and a list of places to find unique collage materials. Searching for these materials is a fun and inspiring part of the creative process.
 
                •              *One Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, Sketchpad 6 x 8” Minimum Size
 
 
                •              *A few of your favorite drawing pencils in a range For Example: 2B, 5B, F, 2H
You choose how many you would like to work with
                •              *One White / Mars Erasure
                •              *One Pencil Sharpener
                •              If you have a pencil set from your studio or previous classes, please bring your set.
 
                •              *One 12” Ruler
 
                •              *A Glue Stick
 
                •              *A few collage materials that you find interesting & intriguing!
 
                •              *Scissors &/ an exacto knife.
 
                •              For the foundation of your mixed media compositions:
In other words, your base layer:
Strathmore 500 Series Heavyweight Mixed Media Pads 11 x 14: Minimum Size
(avg price 18.99), or drawing board, wood panel, etc. We will review these options in class and you can choose to buy these individually for each project. I offer this option so that you may experiment with a diverse type of materials and are able to find materials that you love working with.
 
                •              Set of Prismacolor Pencils, One Prismacolor colorless blender & a separate sharpener from your graphite sharpener. If you are wanting to work on wood panel, you may want to purchase watercolor pencils rather than prisma color. You may also purchase pencils individually creating a palette that is unique for your work, I recommend picking these up once you have started the project you plan to use them on.
 
                •              One Thick Fill Pen and One Liner Inking Pens: Purchase after the course has begun I will bring some samples to the first class and you can decide which ones you would like.
 
                •              Acrylic Paint, watercolor or gouache as needed and ou may purchase only the colors you would like to use. Please wait to purchase after the first class so that we can review the differences in these paints and you can choose which you would like best.
 
                •              Also, and again, please feel free to bring items you already have in your material collection and that you love working with.
 
 
Supply Cost:
$30.00 - 60.00 Average
Note: If you are continuing from Steffany’s Drawing 101 course or sourcing materials that you already have on hand, you will only need to refill your supplies from the list and purchase the items that work for your individual projects.
 
Included with my details below are links to each supply via Blick. Meinenger’s is a great local art supply store located on Weber Street in Colorado Springs. You can always check Meinenger’s website for their sales . If you order from Blick they often have a number of large sales going on. You may choose to reduce costs initially by purchasing your foundation materials as needed whether they are drawing sheets or unique thrifty materials. During class we will talk about acid-free drawing materials.
 
Where to buy art supplies?
Meininger's Website Link:

 
Blick Art Supply Website Link:

 
Also! You can find some pretty great supplies at -Who Gives a Scrap-. I have found the kneaded erasures, polymer erasures and higher end pencil sharpeners on their shelves. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to explore! They are located on Colorado Avenue just west of the !-25 bridge.
 
Where to find collage materials?
Any antique or thrift store! This includes: Who Gives a Scrap, The Arc, Goodwill, And there are several antique stores in town which are always fantastic to check out. Wanting to make a day out of hunting for materials? Drive out to Florence, Colorado and check out their many antique store locations. And there are also some beautiful local paper source stores: Lady Fingers Press & The Paper Source are two fantastic options. Wanting to collage with fabric? Check out The Mill Fabric Outlet off of Fillmore in Colorado Springs, CO.
 
Steffany Suze Boucher
Steffany Suze Boucher is a visual artist and certified sound therapist. She has shown her work throughout the United States in both solo and group exhibits including Illinois, Colorado, Brooklyn, New York City. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Parsons School of Design in New York City and her BFA from Western Illinois University. Her 19 years of teaching includes Parsons School of Design, NYC, Bemis School of Art and Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs in addition to K-12 schools and educational programs in Art and Design, Sculpture and Drawing, in addition to Art History. She creates symbolic votives: sculptures, collages, drawings and installations, placeholders for morphogenesis and mythology. These unique personal votive organisms mutate and emerge reflecting the ever changing living world’s response to bio-engineering, industry, genetic modification, sound frequencies, new technologies, conditioning and environment. Votives also serve as physical figures for themes and characters from her writing. Creative writing and research are the foundation of her studio practice.
 
Teaching Philosophy
“The process of learning should be an active, layered, experience for students where expectations are modeled and objectives are clearly presented. I believe that the world outside of the classroom is also a rich educational resource. Hybrid learning environments increase the variety of layered learning experiences, as an extension of the classroom. Students should be supported as an individual with their own specific goals, while broad academic goals and course content remain consistent. It is important to teach students experientially, about the inter-connection that art and design have to the world around us including the fields of history, science, language arts and mathematics. Students should be able to recognize the inter-relationships between social anthropology and artifact, therefore the significance of art as a reflection of culture. I strive to support students in the exploration and incubation of their own interests in connection with a creative process. I want to assist students in the development of their own visual language.”
 
 
 
 

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