(Beginning - Intermediate)
August 27 Saturday, 1 session
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Rhonda Roddy
Class Fee: $20 non-member; FREE*BRMAA Member*
CLASS FULL - CLOSED
This class taught by 3rd quarter Artist in Residence, Rhonda Roddy, will focus on preparing and making painted tissue that can be used in a collage piece. Students will learn how to apply medium to Art tissue paper to strengthen it for the further application of paint, stamping and ephemera. Roddy will demonstrate how to apply acrylic gel medium to art tissue. Then, in a second piece, she will show the students how to apply a paint mixture with a polymer (GAC 100) for strength and color using a plastic pipette and brush. The students will be given prepared tissue papers. Using cardboard, covered with parchment paper, I'll demonstrate how to build a collage using Mod Podge and tissue and invite students to use their materials to do the same. Students will be able to take their piece home and when dried, peel it off the parchment paper and use it in any way they desire.
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Rhonda Roddy McDuffie began her artistic career in the first grade when she painted a red pig. The Catholic nuns were less than impressed with her interpretation, claiming pigs were only black. Undeterred by their lack of imagination, she continued to express herself authentically throughout her life. Rhonda is an expressionist who uses her intuition, emotions and sense of playfulness to paint her world. A techniques hunter, Rhonda stays passionate about art by experimenting with different styles and materials. Inspired by nature, dreams and spiritual themes, she allows her subjects to present themselves in her mixed media art creations. Rhonda has been showing her work in professional venues since 2007, winning honors and was featured in the Ohio Sunset Magazine. Her philosophy is to enjoy and share the process of artistic creation and encourage others to paint with joy and authenticity.