Anna Dabrowska “Finnabair” – DayDreamer

Anna Dabrowska
DayDreamer – Collage on canvas
Thursday 20 April
One Day Workshop


“DayDreamer” is a mixedmedia collage portrait on canvas – rich composition with deep, contrasting colours, light and shadow and finally a touch of beautiful, metallic finish. It is a magical creative journey through the range of intriguing and versatile mixed-media techniques such as working with dimensional elements, using gel mediums, texture tools and metallic paints, layering, stenciling and spraying. It’s a great possibility of playing and experimenting in the inspiring creative process.

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This project is not only far away from the traditional definition of collage, challenging the popular ways of composing and organizing your artwork but also pushing the artist to use the supplies and findings which are usually considered to be not interesting or even useless – bits and pieces from our studios, kitchens, garages, gardens… with the presented techniques all these options are possible… and there is a high chance you will have hard time throwing anything away!

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I will share my experience in creating rich, multi-layered projects and help you create your own collage breaking the whole process into small, easy to follow steps. I’ll explain the tools, paints and mediums we will be using and give tips how to get the best possible results. We’ll make our fingers dirty and get some creative wind in our hair together – there are no limits in creativity!

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All the techniques can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. Project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Finished piece – Size: 12×12” or 10×14” or similar

Kit fee: 48 USD

Kit content: all the surfaces, fabrics, paints and art mediums required to create the project. Students are welcomed to bring their own found objects, however the kit will also cover most of the embellishing needs of this class (We will use Prima Marketing Mechanicals, plastic, plaster and paper embellishments and buttons)

Students need to bring:
− heating gun
− set of favourite brushes (flat and fine tipped ones, soft synthetic hair is the best)
− palette knife, water container
− baby wipes
− scissors
− any elements thy would like to include in the project
− laser printed image on thick cardstock or photo lab printed matte photo – 5×7” , the best one will be a headshot – profile or full face.


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