Black Magic: Creating Your Own Magical Collage Papers
with Chris Cozen from Golden

Sunday, February 6, 2011 • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

In this workshop we will visit some pages from Chris' book Altered Surfaces and explore the magic of interference and iridescent pigments on black and dark colored surfaces. You'll make some magical papers which you can use for collage and mixed media applications, and if you want, feel free to bring some prepped canvases covered in Black gesso. There is no end to the combinations and techniques possible with these simple techniques. If you are in need of "specialty" papers for your collage work, here is the class for you!

All you need is a supply of black paper cut into manageable pieces, a package of makeup wedge sponges and your imagination! Chris will bring the rest.

About Chris Cozen
Chris Cozen has always had a creative streak, dabbling throughout her youth without any formal training, taking a few design courses over the years. Trained as an educator, Chris spent 30 years as teacher, administrator, college Instructor, and Seminar Leader doing art when the time and space allowed. When she retired from Education in 2000, she built a studio and focused her efforts full-time on her art.

Chris is essentially a self-taught artist with an innate understanding of color and design. Many of her pieces are "stories" of people and experiences, enriched with pieces of family history. She especially enjoys collage and assemblage as they allow her to incorporate into her work "treasures" she collects that help her tell a story. Both her mixed media canvases and her assemblages are colorful, whimsical, and intricate, building layer upon layer of meaning along with the color and collage elements. It is important to Chris that people engage with the story being told, even if they end up telling a different story than was in her mind when she began the piece.

Since 2000, Chris has exhibited in Memphis, Nashville, The A.E. Backus Gallery in Florida, and the Chapelle des Penitents in Callian, France. Her work is held in private collections in California, Maryland, Tennessee, Florida, Canada, Germany, France, Israel, and Norway. She has also written three books: Altered Surfaces, published in 2008, and Transfers & Altered Images, published in 2009, and Mixed Media and Color, published in 2010.

She is currently a member of Golden Artist Colors' Working Artist Program which was designed to provide artists with first hand experience of the variety of Golden acrylic products and their uses. Professional artists with extensive acrylic product training, such as Chris, conduct classes and demonstrations for artists and students working in acrylic or other media.


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