I teach a variety of classes and workshops in abstract collage and mixed media regularly at the Art League and Smithsonian Associates. As of this fall I will also be teaching at Montpelier Art Center in Laurel. The following is a summary of what I will be teaching during the  fall and winter terms. Please check their websites for details and register directly with them.

 

I am also available to provide short duration versions of workshops tailored for 2-4 hour time frames for parties, fundraisers and similar events. Participants leave with finished pieces of art suitable for framing. Should you be interested in scheduling such an event, please contact me at therobinsonstudios@gmail.com, or by phone at (503)449-0803.  

 

SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES

Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts Department , Ripley Center, Washington, DC

www.smithsonianassociates.org/studioarts.

 

Paper Frenzy

Spend time investigating new techniques for creating papers for collage and other art projects. Take home a glorious collection of one-of-a-kind papers accented with acrylic, inks, stamps and other materials.

Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6 – 10:30–3:30 (2 day class)

 

Image Transfers and Photo Alteration

Discover a variety of methods for making and using image transfers and expanding your creative horizons with altered photos.

Wednesdays, November 6, 13 & 20, 10:30–3:30 (3 day class)

 

Monoprint Without A Press

Love mixed media? This workshop offers the perfect way to expand your repertoire by creating an array of one-off prints using acrylic paints and printing inks on Gelli and Plexiglas plates.

Wednesdays, December 11 & 18, 10:30—3:30 (2 day class)

(Winter scheduling in process)

THE ART LEAGUE

The Art League School, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria VA

www.theartleague.org

 

Fundamentals of Abstract Collage

Engage in a user-friendly experience of learning approaches to abstract design using the medium of collage. Become acquainted with various approaches to  collage, along with techniques for making collage papers and other materials. Learn fundamentals of composition with a series of design exercises exploring shape, color, texture and other elements, as well as numerous ways to start, develop and finish mixed media pieces.

Thursdays, September 26–November 4, 1:00-4:00 (8 weeks)

 

Painting and Collage Level: Intermediate (Some painting or collage experience preferred)

This class features combining more traditional painting techniques with collage to produce pieces with texture and depth. Working on 300 lb watercolor paper or canvas, learn how use papers, acrylics, inks and other materials as means of elevating the interest of both abstract and representational pieces. Experiment with collaging into painted surfaces as well as painting on collaged surfaces.

Thursdays, January 16–February 27

 

MONTPELIER ART CENTER

9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD

www.smithsonianassociates.org/studioarts.

 

 

Picture This – Image Transfers & Photo Alteration

Discover multiple methods for making and using image transfers and expand your creative horizons with photo alteration. Transfers are a valuable resource for incorporating representative imagery into abstract work, and each method provides a unique look. Printed photos are superb starts for true mixed media gems. Mixing and matching techniques with different surfaces makes it all the more fun.

Fridays, October 18—November 1, 1:00-4:00

 

Monoprint Without A Press

Create unique prints and image transfers on paper using a variety of stencils, stamps and other materials with acrylic paint and inks. Printing on gelatin and plexiglass plates allows manipulation of paint to achieve a range of effects, including positive and negative, re-printed, and “ghost” images. Prints can be finished pieces of artwork or material for collage and other projects.

Saturday & Sunday, November 2-3, 10:00-4:00

(Winter scheduling in process)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAY TUNED FOR SUMMER WORKSHOPS IN MY STUDIO!

Please contact the respective offices or go to the websites for more details and sign up. Contact me directly at therobinsonstudios@gmail.com to register for a Robinson Studio workshop and check back for updates on workshops through the end of the year.