Birds and Blooms with Elizabeth St. Hilaire

The Queen's Ink

$ 425.00 
SKU: CLS-051719

Birds and Blooms (3-Day Workshop)
Instructor:  Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 17th thru May 19th 2019
Time:  10:00 – 5:00
Workshop Fee: $425.00

Class Description: 

Create colorful petals and plumage with your own hand-painted collage papers and a variety of media. We will make collage papers exclusively with Gel Plate mono printing techniques and then adhere them overtop of an underpainting to form an impressionistic, painterly birds and blooms collage! All levels welcome, some painting experience helpful, but not necessary.

Student Supply List: These items are required

  • PENCIL AND ERASER for sketching your image
  • REFERENCE IMAGE sized to fit your canvas panel, printed out on basic copy paper, non photo paper
  • GRAPHITE TRANSFER PAPER to transfer your reference image to the substrate if you struggle with drawing.
  • RICE PAPER, Hosho or Shuji Gami Kozo Paper Roll. Washi or Unyuri white papers with and without fibers/texture. (Will be available at The Queen’s ink)
  • VARIETY OF FOUND PAPERS, sheet music, maps, wallpaper, hand written notes, old book pages, handmade papers, deli paper, white tissue – variety of thickness and textures. Most of you have wonderful stashes of papers just perfect for this project.
  • DECORATIVE PAPERS, papers you purchase at your local art supply store with fiber, embossing, metallic patterning, iridescent patterning. Please purchase in white or natural if possible, this allows for the most color options.
  • NO MAGAZINES or shiny coated printed papers
  • GEL PRESS MONOPRINTING PLATE AND BRAYER Gel printing plate and hard rubber brayer
  • GOLDEN FLUID ACRYLIC PAINTS & WHITE GESSO or under-painting on panel AND hand-painting papers -- colors of your choice, keeping in mind the subject matter and your ability to mix color. Small container of gesso for adding white to certain paint colors. Bring your favorite colors. We will also have paints to share
  • PAINT BRUSHES (various sizes and shapes) for painting your bird image and applying glue. Use what you have on hand. I like Princeton Catalyst short handle #8 filbert specifically for glue application.
  • LIQUITEX GLOSS GEL MEDIUM, this is the collage glue. Please purchase Liquitex brand GLOSS
  • WATER CONTAINER & DOLLAR STORE VINYL TABLE CLOTH/SHOWER CURTAIN for table cover and/or to dry papers on
  • PAPER TOWELS for cleanup
  • PAPER PLATES for paint mixing palette
  • GALLON PLASTIC ZIP BAGS For organizing papers to take home

SUGGESTED supplies:

  • *WOOD PANELS I work on wood panel, either cut down 1/8 inch sanded birch plywood or 1-7/8 inch deep cradled wood painting panels. This would be a more expensive option than canvas panel and does require a clear or opaque gesso primer coat.
  • PALETTE PAPER A pad of shiny surface palette paper 12x16 for painting papers on and moving them while wet

PROVIDED supplies:

CANVAS PANELS - one 12x14  and two  8x8’s – will be provided

SHARED DURING CLASS The instructor will bring to share for the duration of class, string, masking tools, etc. for experimentation on the Gel Press Mono Printing Plate. Elizabeth will also bring Stencils to share, however you may want to bring some of your own favorites.


Any products or supplies required for the workshop will be available for purchase.

You can call in advance if you like and we can put them aside for you.  301-497-9449