Across From Carlinos
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Monthly meeting and workshop
MARCH 15, 2023 (Wednesday)
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
MARCH 21, 2023 (Tuesday)
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Demo: Linnie Greenberg - Mixed Media
Linnie's social media info -
Linnie Greenberg is a late blooming, self-taught artist with the mentorship of great instructors including Andrea Snyder, Nancy Barch and Laurie Dadonna.
After her careers as a writer / editor, paralegal, office manager and 20 years as an antiquarian book dealer, she retired to being a “maker “full time.
Her journey into the joyful world of art popped up out of the blue when she was 61. She is most grateful for that poppage.
Of her numerous awards she’s collected, the ones she’s most proud of are 1st place in Mixed Media at the annual ARTabilty Gala held at Bryn Mawr Rehab (2021 and 2022) and 1st prize at Harcum College’s 100 Years of Art exhibit in 2018.
She’s been teaching art for over 7 years.
In 2018 she received a grant to give 20 free art workshops to community centers, libraries, retirement communities.
Her most memorable memories come from teaching collage to former servicemen at the Veteran’s Administration, children on the autistic spectrum how to make stickers at Please Touch Museum and showing a group of elders in various stages of dementia that they could make art.
She continues to teach Creativity and Mixed Media and keeps moving along on the path to learn, explore and play with art.
Brief Statement about presentation:
Linnie will provide science backed tips on how anyone can increase their creativity to enhance their art and life and demo mixed media tips, tricks and a neat method of creating magical backgrounds.
Detailed Account of Workshop:
This workshop is about playing, exploring and increasing our creative abilities all the while learning a boat-load of mixed media tips and tricks.
Mixed media processes discussed and demonstrated include backgrounds, design, composition, layering, line, color, transfers and more.
Participants should be able to complete at least 1 mixed media collage during the workshop.
Discussion and critique will follow.
List of workshop supplies:
The basics: Scissors, paper towels, container for water, Glue stick. Matte medium.
Substrate (s) including canvas, board, heavyweight paper (140# watercolor works well) or Bristol. Really anything that can handle water media and glue.
Any brushes, scrapers (old credit card), mark making tools,
Any medium: pastel, colored pencil, acrylic, charcoal, alcohol or acrylic inks
Black sharpie, Optional color sharpies.
Found images and photos, actual or photocopied. (Instructor will provide many images)
Any ephemera or paper including greeting cards, postal stamps, envelopes, food or beverage labels, vintage gift wrap, letters from an old flame, vintage receipts, old postcards, playing cards, instructional brochures – hey anything paper!
Hand painted / hand decorated papers a BIG plus. Alternately, you may bring commercially designed decorative papers – gorgeous stuff sold at Dick Blick & Paper Source (+ other online shops) – but if you want to make an entirely original work, I would not. (I do still use leftover bits and pieces of these beautifully designed papers in my own work, but aiming to eliminate that practice.)