Barbara Kae is an American artist who has exhibited her work internationally. We are fortunate to have her on Waiheke to teach a series of 3 two-hour workshops covering a variety of collage techniques and hints.
Workshop 1 – The Basics
This workshop will cover the steps needed to create a quality piece and includes information on Copyrights, Choosing a Palette, and Edges – Hard, Soft and Lost.
Workshop 2 – Raising to the Next Level
This workshop will provide instruction on adding visual depth and includes Enhancing the Composition, the Right Adhesives and Hidden Supports.
Workshop 3 – Challenges and Solutions & Adding the Third Dimension
This workshop will cover a variety of hints to express your ideas and solve issues that may arise during the creation process. It includes Crisp Overlaps, Missing Elements and Keeping It Square. This workshop will stretch the boundaries of a two-dimension piece and includes A Different Kind of Framing, Wire Stitching and Pop-ups.
What To Bring
Basic materials will be provided, please bring along materials you would like to use for your collage art work, e.g. found objects, old books and magazines, photos, feathers, sand, old receipts, watch parts, coins, tree bark, egg shells – let your imagination run wild!
The Learning Centre, Artworks
2 Korora Road
Phone: 09 372 9868
Barbara Kae comes from the “Heartland” – Kansas which is located exactly in the center of the United States. Her Wichita studio overlooks a creek that provides a rural oasis in the midst of the city. From this pleasant home base she has visited and studied North, South, East and West, bringing vibrance and variety to her art.
Barbara graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and a Minor in Anthropology. Her lifelong learning includes Chinese brush painting, Tai Chi, graphic design, and picture framing. She has entered a series of collages in the International Collage Exhibition every year since 2013. Her works are found in numerous local galleries and collections and in eleven countries on five continents, including the Puke Ariki Museum in New Zealand and the Musee Artcolle in France. Barbara shares her artwork and skills with presentations, demonstrations and classes.
Barbara’s junk box is as important as her paintbox, her scraps as precious as gemstones. Her eclectic and deft use of a broad spectrum of materials enriches each created piece of art. She is all about connections, and one can resonate with her sixth and seventh sense artistry. Her assemblages are memorable, not merely pleasant. Each conveys story and character and cultural nuance. Let her take you on an adventure well beyond shape and color. As they say in Kansas, “Happy trails.”