Taught by:Colleen Attara
Thursday September 12th
Friday September 13th
Experience level: All Levels
Vintage suitcases provide a most fabulous,
untapped canvas for allowing our imaginations
to go a bit freewheeling and take the uncharted path.
We look at the character and wear of each piece and wonder where they traveled to and who it was that carried them there, each piece telling it’s own completely personal story. In this workshop, we begin with an old suitcase.
Using mixed media, we will transform it into a dream chest. As the decorating unfolds, we will begin to tell a new story for our pieces; where will they travel? what will they hold? What kinds of secrets, dreams and wishes do we wish to tuck inside? Or perhaps, the question is simply: where will they rest, quietly and happily holding our most treasure belongings?
With Colleen’s guidance, you will spend the day
completely remaking your piece of luggage,
both inside and out.
Fabrics, metal, ephemera, photo transfers and color will all be part of the transformation palette. Layer by layer, you will add your unique story to the narrative of the suitcase; weaving threads underneath the fabric to create texture and interest and blending watercolor and other media on the surface to enrich the outer layers.
You might also create places inside your piece to hold special trinkets or notes your adventures with your treasure chest. The sky is the limit!
Kit fee: 20 USD (without luggage)