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Paint With Paper: Impressionist Collage

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Learn to create a painterly paper collage using torn magazine pages.

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What You Get

  • 4 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and reference images
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

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Transform magazine paper into an impressionist collage that looks like a painting! Paper artist Shara Oliman shows you how using her signature methods and techniques. Using each piece of paper as a brushstroke, you'll see how to layer colors and textures to create an abstract masterpiece.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Finding Paper & Transferring Image
Finding Paper & Transferring Image
2. The Background
3. The Foreground
4. The Sailboat

Recommended with this class

  • Colorful magazines
  • Substrate board, such as Ampersand Gessobord,
  • Scissors, awl and pointed stylus

Taught by

Shara Oliman
Shara Oliman
Denver-based artist Shara Oliman has a passion for paper. Working primarily with magazine scraps, Shara repurposes them to create new art pieces, bringing beauty to others while also helping the environment. Each of her pieces requires thousands of paper scraps and is handmade as a collage.

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