Artist Instructor: Lauren McKinley RenzettiLauren McKinley Renzetti is an artist, designer, educator, maker, and scenic painter for the film industry. She has shown her work throughout Ontario,Brooklyn and Bulgaria. Her role as an educator, spanning over twenty-five years has taken her to Georgian College, McMaster University, Ryerson University, the Art Gallery of Hamilton,and art Works art School. She currently works at the Art For Cancer Foundation, LucSculpture in the east end as well as the AGO. Her work predominantly is texture based: relief printmaking, collage, mixed media sculpture and high relief detritus painting in acrylic. She is represented by ArtBomb, The PATCH Project and was also the artist–in-residence at Unicamp of Ontario where she facilitated large community building art projects for ten years.She is also the curator of Neighbourhood Gallery in the east end.
Collage is the process of gluing, a variety of paper items- wallpaper, tissue,wapping paper, japanese paper, newspapers ,magazine, maps, letters, tickets, receipts, leaves, lace and incomplete art pieces bringing them together to create a new image. Lauren will guide you through the process of layering images and materials to create an interesting montage. Learn about adhesives, acrylic mediums, composition strategies through this immediate form of making .
What to Bring
Bring paper or fabric items items that speak to you but seem incomplete. If you have images that are precious then bring xerox copies that can be manipulated with scissors, paint or drawing implements. The workshop will be very mixed media. If you have access to a camera this is a great way to digitally document all the myriad of options before attaching it all together.