Building the Surface: Mixed Media Drawing

August 8 - 13, 2021

Carol Weber  ·

Workshop at a glance

Gather ideas and inspiration from our surroundings to create mixed media drawings that will be expanded into collaged artworks.


  • Mixed media drawing
  • Layering techniques with collage
  • Building the surface into low relief


  • Color and graphite pencils
  • Acrylic paint and collage materials
  • Acrylic gel medium
  • Krylon spray, modeling paste, and gesso


  • Awareness of line, shape, texture, and color in drawing
  • Using various hardware pieces in low relief collages

Artist Bio

Carol Weber works from her home studio in Downers Grove, Illinois. She is a recently retired professor of Art and Design from South Suburban College where she taught for nearly 30 years. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and is a curator for Gallery 201 at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.
Arrowmont Connections

  • Carol Weber

Workshop Description

Students will explore mixed media drawing and layering techniques that result in intimate, low relief works of art. You will create at least one finished collage and mixed media drawing. During class, there will be a series of exercises and methods presented for using tacks, wires, and adhesives to build the surface of the artwork. Also, narrative content is explored with a keen awareness to the elements of line, shape, texture, and color. To create your work, you are welcome to bring a collection of small objects, unfinished sketches, and miscellaneous papers to include in your art. Come tell your story in collage. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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