Thom Kulp will be teaching Experimental Mixed Media at Art Association of Harrisburg beginning July 18. The class will run 6 weeks on Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.
In this session, students will experiment with collagraph prints. Making a collagraph printing plate and pulling prints from their plates will be a focus for the summer session class. Thom will demonstrate how this technique can be an end unto itself or simply become another way to start a painting, i.e. LAYER, LAYER, LAYER!!!
Each week will feature a demo and then a critique of the students work from the previous week. In addition to collagraph printing, Thom will demonstrate how to make hand dyed tissue paper, how to create a composition with pre-made cut out shapes (randomly chosen), how to create a black and white composition with just gloss medium and black gesso, working on textured surfaces (spackling compound, glass bead gel, crackle paste etc.), and possibly starting a painting using “ink starts”.
Thom’s main philosophy about anything he does or shows in class is that all these demos are simply different ways to START a painting. It is up to the student to learn the techniques, incorporate them into THEIR own repertoire and add their own unique twists.