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Recurring Event Event Series: FALL 2022- Paper Collage & Mixed Media

FALL 2022- Paper Collage & Mixed Media

Monday, October 3, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Wicker Park Advisory Council & Garden Club Present  in PARTNERSHIP with The Robey Chicago

2022 FALL The Garden As Inspiration Series – 6 Week Session

Paper Collage Enhanced with Watercolor, Pencils, and Markers

Maria Mariottini, Instructor


DATES: SIX Mondays October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & November 7 at 6pm – 7:30pm

LOCATION: The Robey Hall   2022 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

FEE: $100




90 Minute Class – Class Format

REVIEW COLLAGE ARTIST:  In each session of the class you will View the works of One or Two Collage/Mixed Media Artists.  Together, We will discuss their techniques and then the students will apply those ideas to their work during that class session.

CREATE YOUR WORK: Work on a Project of Your own and finish it by the end of the class

SHOW & DISCUSS YOUR ART WORK: All Students will Show and Discuss their work for that day – What works – Suggestions for Improvement, etc.

 LAST CLASS – HOLIDAY CARDS – Students Have the Option of CREATING Holiday Cards utilizing the techniques they learned in the class.


Mixed media simply means more than one medium being used in a piece, so it can be painting and magazine images, assembled junk, ink and watercolor, etc etc etc.

Collage is a specific art term, meaning a piece formed primarily by images that adhered down to a substrate to form a new image. Taken from the French word coller, which means to either stick together or glue, the term “collage” described the process that was taken when creating Collage Art. **Collage within art was first coined by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, who were the first pioneers of this movement. Existing as the first two artists who worked with different mediums in an attempt to make art, Braque and Picasso began their cutting-edge assemblages around 1910.

A Few Notable Artists Working With Collage and Mixed Media – we will discuss many of these artists and others to better understand their concepts of collage and mixed media:

Henri Matisse (1870 – 1954)

Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)

Kurt Schwitters (1887 – 1948)

Hannah Höch (1889 – 1978)

Man Ray (1890 – 1976)

Max Ernst (1891 – 1976)

Romare Bearden (1911 – 1988)

David Hockney (1937 – Present)

Kara Walker (1969 – Present)

Wangechi Mutu (1972 – Present)


SUPPLY LIST  – Students Bring to the First Class

  • A pad of mixed media paper approximately 8in x 12in
  • Watercolors block or tube
  • 3 water color brushes of various sizes
  • Masking tape – narrow (1/4in width) and wide (1in width)- ANY SIZE IS FINE
  • A board as least as big as your paper
  • Any types of markers, Soft to Hard Black Pencil or Colored Pencils
  • Paper towels or clean rags
  • Elmers Glue or Mod Podge Small Bottle
  • One Inch Sponge Brush

There will be supplement materials supplied by the teacher. The supplemental materials will be used to explore texture and used to build collages. The goal after 6 weeks is to create mixed media collages that show a variety of surface quality referenced by the Garden of Wicker Park.  This class is for all levels.


Maria Mariottini has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and a Master in Educating Adults from DePaul. She produced the Bucktown Arts Fest for 20 years and still serves as a juror. She is committed to the value of arts and community. The Goal of the Series is to explore the Wicker Park Gardens as a source of inspiration to YOU as you learn various painting and drawing techniques, to meet and share your work with others, and to assist in funding the 10,000 sq. ft. of gardens in Wicker Park.

**The Garden As Inspiration Series is a Project of the Wicker Park Garden Club and Advisory Council WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP with The Robey Chicago and The Chicago Park District.


Monday, October 3, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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Chicago, IL 60622
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