I love teaching experimental techniques! It seems to me that if you know how to “push” the materials, you can be more creative. My classes are FILLED with techniques, some say, a few too many, but I like a full and stimulating class! The question always comes up, what to do with these techniques? So, in most classes I try to have a fairly quick project, so that my students can go home with at least one piece of mostly finished art. Of course, they also end up with lots of papers for future art works as well! In the Painted Woven Wonders class, a quick way to make a collage is to cut the paintings in strips and weave them back together. I taught this a few years ago At Art Unraveled http://artunraveled.com/ARTU10/AUindex.htm in Phoenix . I will be teaching it again at The Artist’s Nook, http://www.theartistsnook.net/ in Colorado at the end of this month! Here are some photos of the student’s work from Art Unraveled. My apologies that I don’t have the names of the people who did these wonderful pieces. If they are yours and you are reading this, please leave a comment and tell us who you are!

Aren't the colors wonderful?!? We poured the paint onto the paper and then added various media to it!

Layaers and angles add lots of dimension!

Layaers and angles add lots of dimension!

The colors can be light or bright. Here you can see some lace papers added in the background!

"Doo-Dads" and Molding Paste add interest here! The background paper is made from something that you buy at the super market. Can you guess what it is?

"Doo-Dads" and Molding Paste add interest here! The background paper is made from something that you buy at the super market. Can you guess what it is?