Paste Paper Painting w/ DIY Stencils, 8/11

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Paste Paper Painting w/ DIY Stencils, 8/11

160.00

with Taska Sanford

Saturday August 11th, 10-4

Limit 12 students

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Learn to create alluring paintings with paste paper and your own unique stencils. We will apply layers of color and pattern with a paste paint, combs, and household tools. Then cut your own stencils to add more intriguing patterns and symbols to your work. Paste papers are made with a natural thickener to give them depth and an earthy look. They were originally developed for early bookmaking. This is a fun and satisfying way to create vibrant paintings, collage papers, or bookmaking papers.

Each student will go home with a stack of painted papers and two handmade stencils. All skill levels welcome.

Optional: Bring 2-3 printed or xerox images of animals, plants, or patterns to reference for your stencils. Taska will have some to share as well.

Taska has always played in the dim, dusty, cluttered rooms and shaded tangled woods. Making art is a way for her to seek out more of these obscure places and learn secrets from them. Particular mediums and forms like paste paint, encaustics, bookmaking, assemblage, and found objects lend themselves to building art that looks old, rusted, dirty, and bound together. Taska’s pieces are tools for exploring and cataloging her animal guardians and familiars, emotions about her own body, and her dance with depression. Taska Eugenia Caroline Gage Sanford has been creating and making ever since she learned to paint, as a child, from her grandmother back in the deep South. She now lives and creates in Berkeley, CA with her husband, daughter, mother and two cats. With a bachelor's in fine arts and the drive to spread art into world she teaches workshops across the Bay Area. See more @posttaska