Drawing & Painting, Printmaking

Pattern, Paint, and Paper

Nov 5 – Nov 7
All Levels
9 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown and Staci Swider
With inspiration from antique textiles, Pre-Raphaelite paintings and Arts and Craft movement motifs, Caroline and Staci will lead you through an intense (and joyful!) exploration of printed and painted patterns. Caroline’s printmaking prowess will guide original work with monotypes and carved stamps to make collage papers. Staci’s mixed media mastery will turn those papers into playful compositions. We will move back and forth between painting and printing while working on multiple pieces, building rich layers and experimenting with color. Students have chance to be inspired by the collections of the Delaware Art Museum and Winterthur Museum.
Supply List
  • Sketchbook
  • Favorite pencils and pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Water container
  • Old tee-shirt, rag or towel for hands
  • Apron
  • Acrylic gel medium and heavy molding paste (we love Golden brand)
  • Favorite brushes, small, medium and large, plus a cheap one for paste
  • Your preferred painting surface: canvas, wood or canvas panels, heavyweight (200-300lb) hot or cold press watercolor paper; minimum size 16”x16”, max 36”x36”; any uncoated canvases need to be coated with gesso before class, no need to gesso paper
  • White and assorted colors of acrylic paint: see note below
  • Paint palette
  • Pad of lightweight drawing paper for collage
  • Pad of hot press (smooth) 140 lb. watercolor paper for printmaking (I like the Fabriano by DickBlick)