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The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

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Traverse City, MI 49684

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Join us on Thursday, May 18th from 10:00am-3:00pm to create your own collage with mixed media artist (and our April Artist of the Month), Beth Bynum!

The $50 fee for this make-and-take class covers all materials needed. This class is limited to 12 participants.

This class is open to the public but advance registration is requested.

You don’t need drawing or painting skills to make a collage - but it is more than cut and glue! Bring an explorer’s attitude and see what can be done with paper scraps, photographic images and found objects. Collage is the perfect medium for beginners and up since “anything goes." All skill levels are welcome!

Please plan to bring:
Sharp scissors
Ruler
Rubber stamps and permanent inks (optional)
Magazines you can cut up 2-3
Clear wide packing tape
Large Spoon for burnishing
Wet acrylic paints in the colors you would like to use in your work
Plain white tissue paper
Heat gun (if available)
Paper towels
Paper: Hunt for pictures and colors you might like. Magazine images, card stock, scrap booking paper, envelopes, paper napkins with nice designs, tissue paper, any kind of stickers, cancelled stamps, vintage paper from books, maps, images of numbers and letters, other paper ephemera. It is helpful if you gather images you might like to put in a collage, perhaps by theme, color, or uniqueness. This is the fun part!

Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting messy in and feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Beth will provide:
Matte Medium Adhesive
Acrylic paints (small bottles found at Joann’s or Michael’s)
Small containers for water
Assorted paint brushes
All Purpose Matte Board- two 5” x 7” pieces used as base structure
Waxed paper
Plastic Wrap
Masking tape
Tissue Paper (the kind that doesn't bleed)
Sponge squares
Rubber stamps and ink
Glue for heavy items
Heat gun

About Beth:
As a child growing up on a farm in Kingsley, Michigan, Beth wanted to be an artist with Disney and entered the "You Can Draw" contests as advertised in magazines. She also wanted to be a teacher. After graduating Kingsley Area Schools, she attended Northwestern Michigan College and graduated from CMU with a B.S. in Elementary Education majoring in Social Science and a minor in Biology.

Beth enjoys reading, gardening, working on her house, traveling, and creating art. She is a former Board of Directors member of the Crooked Tree Art Center in Traverse City and was previously head of their Gallery Committee. She teaches classes for many local establishments. When not traveling, gardening, or reading, she can be found working on her art.http://bethbynumartist.blogspot.com/

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