This is a chance to create a gorgeous Papier Mâché Owl decorated with collage in a style of your own design, that you can easily complete at home if needed. Join Papier Mâché artist Sarah Baqai to create this beauty – the species is of your choice (real or imagined), but the scale of the will be standing around 20cm tall. You will learn how to construct this sculptural piece without the need for an armature (apart from the feet), using only paper and masking tape. Complete your piece using a collaged paper layer – this means there’s no need for painting or drying time, so all can be finished on the day. Finally, add the glass teddy bear eyes and your creation will come alive!
Prior to the workshop, you should have a good look at some owls. Decide what sort of owl you might want to make – naturalistic or more abstract in form. Consider the collage decoration – would you like him or her to be covered naturalistically or with a more imaginatinative pattern or colour. If you have papers or magazines at home that fit the style of colour scheme of the collage layer, bring them along.
There is a materials cost £4 payable on the day for this workshop.
Please click the title below to find out if there’s anything you need to bring with you.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Sarah will supply all that is needed for the Owl including the teddy bear glass eyes but it would be useful if you could bring extra magazines along.
You should also keep an eye out for papers to use for your collage layer, especially if you have a particular colour scheme in mind.
Bring a pair of pliars if you have them
An apron would also be useful to protect clothing.