Boston Author & Teacher Cat Bennett - "Painted Paper Collage: Getting Bold"

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Boston Author & Teacher Cat Bennett - "Painted Paper Collage: Getting Bold"


Instructor: Cat Bennett
Level: All levels of experience are welcome!

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 10 pm - 1 pm
Limit: 7 students

Sold Out!  ... If you would like to add your name to the wait list, please email or call the studio: 773-294-7766


In England, in the latter part of the 18th century and at the age of 72, Mrs Mary Delany invented the art of painted paper collage when she embarked on her series of almost 1,000 botanical illustrations. In the mid-20th century, and just shortly before his death, Henri Matisse made his famous cut-outs on a large scale. In this class, we’ll explore painted paper collage. We’ll learn how to paint flat, rich, vibrant color and draw with scissors. We’ll also learn good gluing techniques to ensure we have a finely crafted piece.

In the first part of the class, we’ll experiment with free form color mixing and prepare a selection of colored papers. Then we’ll create an abstract image with attention to contrast and composition. In the second part, we’ll render something in cut-out style.

Painted paper collage is a beautiful way to learn to simplify and make strong, graphic art. The class will focus on how to modulate color, create strong compositions and attend to craftsmanship. It will be fun!

For inspiration, we’ll look at work by Matisse and Mrs. Delany.

Each participant will get a full set of Pelikan opaque watercolors, a
special brush and a Flexi sketchbook to take home. And a printout from the instructor outlining what we have done.

Materials Included!

Matte Medium Paper + Card Stock Colored Pencils Crayons

You need only bring yourself, your open mind and good energy! There will be a mid-morning tea break.


If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me: 773-294-7766 or

Classes are held at:

Bari Zaki Studio
3858 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60613

If for any reason a class is cancelled, students will be contacted and refunded the full class fee. Cancellations made at least 14 days in advance of the class are eligible for a refund. 

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