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Taught by Dawn M. Cardona
This class begins August 31, 2022.

The depth, texture, and whimsy of cut-paper illustration begins with one thing: beautiful papers.  Artist and children’s book illustrator Dawn M. Cardona demonstrates how to play with gouache on a Gelli plate to make uniquely textured papers to use in your crafts. You can apply these papers to other classes taught by Dawn, or use them to add interest to any collage or drawing projects. While this process is instantly gratifying, you’ll be rewarded by experimenting on papers with different weights, textures, and colors in order to make them uniquely yours.
Learn how to:
  • Use a gelli plate to create textured canvases
  • Use colored pencils and crayons to add depth 
  • Build a stash of beautiful paper to make art with

Make Painted Papers for Art Making
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Gelli plate
  • Paint brush, flat or round
  • Gouache paints
  • Cup with water
  • Brayer
  • Posca pens 
  • Colored pencils 
  • Caran d'Ache Neocolor II artist crayons
  • Various papers: vintage, Bristol, graph, colored, maps, etc.
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