What people are saying about Lori's Workshops...

"Lori's classes are Super Fun!! I LOVE this class and I love the process. "

"Lori is very good at providing help, inspiration and thoughtful opinions on how to improve one's work. "

"I have been attending Lori's workshop for over two years. I am not an artist, but the collage process is very forgiving:-) I have created from my heart."

Friday, July 27, 2012

Creative Expression Workshops

Hope to see you in the studio soon! Come and PLAY with all the awesome materials we have. Hand-made papers, magazines, old books and ephemera, string, found objects, wire, mosaic pieces, glass...there's TONS of stuff! Photos speak louder than words.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Collage Workshop

See schedule (to the right) for current workshop dates.

The workshops are fairly unstructured. After a short demo about how to work with the hand-made papers (about 15 minutes) you can start working on your collage! 

Everyone works independently, but together. We share ideas, laugh, cry, and enjoy being in a creative space. I have tons of supplies including decorative, hand-made art papers, fabric, paints, string, found objects, glitter, old magazines, and much much more.

"In order for the neurons in our brains to remain flexible and build new connections, we need to stimulate our brain by doing new activities. Pursuing a new creative outlet is a great way to stimulate our brains. Connecting this creative outlet with our spiritual side makes it even more meaningful."

Tap into your creative side! I find that when I spend a day creating in a group, I become more energized, focused, and ready to take on any challenges that might come my way.

See you in the studio!

1043 Garland Ave
Studio #18
San Jose, CA 95126


New Student work!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Collage and Assemblage Classes

All classes are structured as Open Studio Time; after a short instruction on collage, assemblage, or mask art, you can create any project that inspires you!

Individual or small group classes are available by appointment.

My collage workshops are on-going. You can come to one class, or come to them all!

The classes are structured so that anyone, from beginners through advanced, can have a great time. I'll demonstrate basic collage techniques, then let you experiment with the materials.

For more advanced students, I'll share some additional techniques.

Hire me to teach a workshop for your group! Mom's Night Out, Women's groups, teens, home-school groups, birthday celebrations...any one can do collage with just minimal instruction.

I have all the materials you will need, including a wide array of decorative art papers, glue, brushes, and surface options (canvas, wood, etc.)

Photos of student work is below.

Class Descriptions

Collage Topics:

  • Types of art papers, best glue options, and layering techniques.
  • Tips for how to tear the papers with more control
  • Mask art techniques
  • Image Transfer
  • The History of Collage
  • Composition
  • Creating a Personal Visual Vocabulary
  • Determining Permanency of Materials
  • Effective use of Impermanent Materials
  • Tissue overlays: use and preparation
  • Substrates and how to prepare them
  • Presentation & Framing of finished works
  • Sources of tools and materials

Assemblage: Choose from hundreds of found objects to create an eco-friendly assemblage.

Photos of Student work