Contemporary Art Workshops
Erin McCluskey Wheeler: Color + Collage (Video Workshop)
In this in-depth and exploratory video workshop, you'll learn how to build a paper library by sourcing interesting materials, processes for assemblage, gluing techniques, working with a variety of paper stocks, building compositions intuitively and working with color to create balance and structure.
This is an online video workshop. Upon purchase, you will have lifetime access with unlimited viewing. No need to download, you can watch it wherever you have an Internet connection and a device. It is viewable on a desktop computer, smartphone or tablet. This workshop is in English.
This workshop is a four lesson video workshop, 127 minutes in total. There are plenty of clear explanations and process shots from overhead and observational views. Erin narrates this video. This workshop was filmed at Jen Tough Gallery in Benicia, California in 2019, and is based on Erin's in-person workshops.
This workshop is good for artists interested in collage materials, processes and techniques using a variety of papers and paint. Erin discusses sourcing interesting materials, using color in bold ways, and creating compositions intuitively.
This workshop is good for artists interested in experimenting with collage using paper and paint, learning more about working intuitively to create fresh compositions, or artists interested in color theory. This workshop is good for artists with some experience, or for those interested in moving from the crafting to the fine art world.
About the instructor: Erin McCluskey Wheeler's mixed media paintings are process-oriented, beginning with a scrap of a painting, an experiment in color, or a found photograph. Erin pieces the papers together following colors, forms, and shapes — building up layers of collage material then drawing and painting over with gouache and acrylic to create bright, densely layered paintings. There is often the suggestion of topography and water, botanical forms, and big curves of space, but always a detailed and fantasy-like narrative that draws the viewer into secret worlds and stories.
Erin has a BA in studio art, and a BA in art history from Beloit College, and an MFA in writing from California College of the Arts. Look for Erin’s work on Minted and Society6. Limited edition prints available at Jen Tough Gallery.
Erin is represented by Jen Tough Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
Instructor's website: Erin McCluskey Wheeler
This is an online video workshop. Upon purchase, you will have lifetime access with unlimited viewing. No need to download, you can watch it wherever you have an Internet connection and a device. It is viewable on a desktop computer, smartphone or tablet. This workshop is in English. We're sorry, we are unable to offer refunds on any video workshops. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please email us so we can make it right: Workshops@JenTough.gallery
Directly after purchase, you will receive an email with link to your video and a password to access it. For security reasons, you will be asked to verify your email address. If you have any difficulties accessing the video, please email: Workshops@JenTough.Gallery
This video is just over 2 hours / 127 minutes in total / 4 lessons
Materials and resources info kit is included as a PDF download.