Students will use mixed media (watercolour, ink, collage) to create the original artwork for their own fine art cards. The cards can simply showcase the students artwork or they can be themed cards such as Christmas Cards or Valentines Day Cards. The artwork will be completed in the classroom, then the Artist (Cass) will take it home with her to have it scanned to create digital files. These files will be sent to a local print shop and students will receive professionally printed fine art cards about 2 weeks after the class takes place. (At this time students will also get their original paintings back.) Cards will be blank inside and teachers will have the option of having envelopes supplied as well.
|Maximum Class Size||1.5 to 2 hours classroom time, plus 1 hour additional time to prepare digital files|
|Time Required||1 to 2 hours|
|Material Required||Heavyweight watercolour paper, watercolour paints, palettes, paper towels, water containers, paintbrushes, sharpie markers, ink and calligraphy pens, pencils, erasers, and masking tape.|
|Material Cost||Artist will bring in all of the supplies and invoice the school at cost. Supplies will be $1.50/student. The cost of printing the cards is on top of the supplies cost, and will be 75 cents/card. Students can print as many cards as they like.|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Communities||All communities (depending on scheduling)|
|Availability||September to June|
|Special Notes||Students will receive their finished art cards approximately 1 week after the class takes place.|
Cathleen (aka Cass) is an artist and graphic designer from northern Canada. She grew up in Whitehorse, Yukon and then moved down to B.C. for several years where she studied illustration and design at Capilano University (North Vancouver). Since receiving her diploma she’s moved back to her hometown, happily creating artwork and doing freelance design work. Cass's paintings have a graphic look and strong design sense. Her preferred medium is acrylics, and she will sometimes incorporate mixed media and collage into her works. Cass’s most recent paintings are a series of night skies and constellations, created with watercolour and ink. You can see more of Cass's work by visiting her website, Etsy shop or Facebook page.