The creativity continued to envelop, and inspire us, on Day Two of our TAG Summer Art Camp. Catherine Mein taught us a fabulous Metal Copper Board Technique.
Before she began the workshop, Catherine walked us through a brief meditation session. We needed those few moments to quiet our spirits. The high energy of our group was pulsating throughout the classroom.
First, we collaged our boards, focusing on texture and contrast. Next, we painted on gesso and copper acrylic paint. (The photo above doesn't really capture the rich quality of the copper finish.) We then added a patina with black acrylic paint. I definitely will be creating more of these Metal Copper Boards.
You can find out details about Catherine's absolutely, gorgeous art work here. She does it All: Watercolors, Acrylics, Mixed Media and Collage.
Denise has about thirty years of experience working with polymer clay. Our class was definitely in the hands of an expert.
I made the pink & brown canes in the picture above. As you may notice, I had a Cinnamon Pink Kind of Thing going on there. The leaf, green cane and blue & white striped block was created by Denise. I hope to turn the striped block into a checkerboard pattern.
Our TAG group enjoyed a wonderful weekend of Creativity, Learning, Laughter and Friendship. And the Potluck lunches only enhanced the weekend. Besides being artists, we're talented cooks too!