Abstract Collage: Creating Compositions with Tissue Paper | Jane Davies | Skillshare

Abstract Collage: Creating Compositions with Tissue Paper

Jane Davies, Artist

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10 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Supplies

    • 4. Painting Tissue Paper

    • 5. Adding Yellow

    • 6. Scale

    • 7. Composing

    • 8. Collage

    • 9. Bonus Techniques

    • 10. Cropping & Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Composition is perhaps the most elusive aspect of abstract painting. Since there is no specific object depicted in an abstract piece, composition — the way the elements work together on the canvas or page — takes a central role.

In this class I want to demystify some of the main components of abstract composition, making it accessible to anyone. Whether you are a representational painter or illustrator, or new to visual art, these concepts are essential to making strong work. The simplicity of the technique and format give you a way to play with the concepts in a direct and non-intimidating way, even if you have never painted.

This class is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced painters/artists. If you have painting experience, the techniques will be easy, but you will learn to see abstract composition in a new way.

Materials you will need:

  • Acrylic paint - professional quality, but not large quantity
  • Brushes
  • Tissue paper
  • Palette paper or freezer paper
  • Acrylic matte medium
  • Bristol or other heavy smooth paper; and a separate palette
  • Scissors