Professional artist and teacher Julia Malakoff will demonstrate how to incorporate mark making (a method of adding lines, patterns and textures) into abstract art as well as the use of hand-made collage papers. Influenced by Matisse, Julia finds inspiration in the playful way he incorporated simple shapes and patterns in what might have been an ordinary common scene.
Julia’s palette consists of bright colors, mostly acrylics, hand painted and handmade organic papers, along with colored and decorative tissues. She enjoys examining shapes, colors, textures, and patterns in her subjects and incorporating them in her mixed media designs. Come and be inspired to use these techniques yourself.