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Wish You Were Here! Yukon Postcards - Professionally printed with Cass Collins

Cass Collins • Painting - Mixed Media

Students will use mixed media (watercolour, ink, collage) to create the original artwork for their own Yukon-themed postcards. 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 postcards about 2 weeks after the class takes place. (At this time students will also get their original paintings back.) Grade Suitability: K-12 Maximum Class Size: Class Size Time Required: Material Required: Language of Instruction: English Communities: All communities (depending on scheduling) Availability: September to June Special Notes:

Grade SuitabilityK-12
Maximum Class SizeClass size
Time Required1.5 to 2 hours classroom time, plus 1 hour additional time to prepare digital files
Material RequiredHeavyweight 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.
Material CostSupplies will be $1.50 per student. The cost of printing the cards is on top of the supplies cost, and will be 50 cents per card. Students can print as many cards as they like.
Language of InstructionEnglish
CommunitiesAll - Depending on scheduling
AvailabilitySept - June
Special NotesStudents will receive their finished postcards approximately 2 weeks after the class takes place.

Cass Collins

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.

Contact the artist

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