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Rio Bravo Watercolorists with Laurel Weathersbee

 

Laurel Weathersbee will be presenting October 19th in her Torn Paper Landscape Collage Workshop 10:30 – 2pm

Las Cruces watercolorist and collage artist Laurel Weathersbee will present a workshop exclusively for Rio Bravo Watercolorists members on Wednesday, October 19 at the International Museum of Art. The workshop will focus on torn, hand-colored watercolor papers used to create a collage. Participants will create a beautiful landscape with the torn papers, accented with cut details.

All tools and materials will be provided. Participants need only bring a brown bag lunch and any ideas (sketches, photos, magazine pages, etc.) that might inspire a collage. My realistic torn- and cut-paper collage method is unique, developed over several years, and results from my desire to express the gorgeous colors and textures of the Southwest. I hand-color and texturize lightweight watercolor papers, cut and tear them into shapes, and glue them onto archival supports.

Provided:

  • Hand-colored lightweight watercolor papers

  • A 10 X 14 support on which to create the collage

  • “Yes” paste

  • Scissors (loaned by instructor)

  • Some patterns for cut details

  • Lots of ideas and encouragement from instructor


Meet The Artist

The freshness and immediacy of torn and cut paper collage helps me express my delight in my New Mexico environment in a way that is direct and unspoiled by detailed technique. Using papers, I’ve prepared outdoors; the colors and shapes stay exciting and spontaneous. 

My realistic torn- and cut-paper collage method is unique, developed over several years, and results from my desire to express the gorgeous colors and textures of the Southwest. I hand-color and texturize lightweight watercolor papers, cut and tear them into shapes, and glue them onto archival supports

For me, the Southwest desert is THE most inspiring place. Here is an endless variety of geological formations, spicy-fragrant plant life, fascinating wildlife and most of all, awesome skyscapes that go on forever and ever. Considering my fascination with the place, my creative abilities and training, painting makes perfect sense for me. I want to use whatever tools and talents I may have to share my joy in the desert with others.

In 1995 I earned a degree in Art from Park University, Parkville, Missouri, an accomplishment that substantiated my lifelong interest in expression through drawing and painting.


Rio Bravo Watercolorists is an art group whose meetings are open to the public.  Membership is $30.00 a year, due in September. We have a Facebook page, like us. We have a membership show annually at the International Museum of Art in March. Our meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month September through May at 10:30 am. For more information contact Wanda Richardson, 915 276-5035, clef_quill@yahoo.com.

  • October 18, 2022
  • 11:30 pm
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