an adventure in beeswax collage with Claudine Hellmuth
Learn how to create a collage entirely with
beeswax - no other glues or adhesives are
necessary! You'll learn beeswax transfers, stamping
in wax, layering collage, glazing colors and more!
Mistakes can not be made with beeswax. If you
don't like the placement of your papers you can
remove them - even months later - and easily adjust
your artwork! You'll be amazed by how easy and
fun beeswax collage can be!
The flexible nature of this workshop will afford each
student an opportunity for one-on-one guidance,
so come armed with your questions about collage
and art making and we can help each grow as
a few of the items that will be covered
during this workshop:
getting started with the proper materials
collaging with beeswax
beeswax transfers - transfer photocopies directly
glazing color to enhance your artwork
materials list for students
A small amount of collage paper and object items
will be provided to create with, however please
bring a few of your favorite things to work with for
this class. Don’t feel that you have to bring tons of
stuff, but a nice variety will help. Please remember
we plan to work in a small scale. So think no larger
than about 8x10.
I will provide the beeswax, tools to work with the
wax, a few paints and oil pastels to share, but it is
often easier to work if you have your own materials.
I suggest that you bring as many of the items below that you can to enhance your artmaking
Please bring a box of crayons. Any brand. I like the huge boxes of Crayola because they
have so many amazing colors!
Anything you would like to use as your artmaking surface: pre-stretched canvas, canvas
board, cigar boxes, altoid tins, hard cover journals or any other support surface you
Xacto knife or scissors
Xerox and color copies of old family photos - inkjet prints are OK
A variety of collage papers and collage items
NOT required, but might be nice to have:
Heat gun. I will have one or two for the class to share, but you might like your own
Extension cord. This is not a must, I will bring as many as I possibly can, but it always helps
to have some extra. So if you have room in your bag, throw one in.
Samsonite travel iron or Clover Mini Quilter's iron other small iron with no holes in the
bottom. This is OPTIONAL. I will have enough for everyone to share, but if you want your
own, and don't want to have to share with your neighbor, please feel free to bring one.
If you have any questions about the supply list, please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org . This list is not set in stone. Please bring as many of the required
items as you can -- it will make the workshop much more enjoyable for you.