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Sun Valley Center for the Arts - For adults
Experiencing Collage with Gary Nisbet
with Gary Nisbet
Massachusetts artist Gary Nisbet will guide students through the process of gathering, assembling and creating their own special visual language by using a variety of personal collage materials.
Learn the techniques of metallic leaf application, crackle finishes and gel reverse transfer.
Be inspired by new materials, applications and assembly.
Students will leave the workshops with a greater understanding of the history of collage, contemporary collage artists and technical applications.
has been teaching art classes to adults and children for more than 20 years, with a focus on technique as well as creative process.
classes are innovative and engaging for students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
He has taught at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, the UCLA and University of Washington extension programs, the Chico, CA, women's prison and several children's museums.
with Gary ...
with Gary Nisbet
has been teaching art classes for more than fifteen years.He has taught at the Sun Valley Center, UCLA and University of Washington extension, several children's museums, and the Chico Women's prison in California.
Gary's work can be seen locally at the Anne Reed Gallery
Willow Chair Workshop
Art Complex Museum - Education
Collage and Mixed Media with Gary Nisbet
Artist Gary Nisbet will guide students through the process of gathering, assembling and creating their own special visual language by using a variety of personal collage materials.
Also learn the techniques of metallic leaf , crackle finishes and painting on Collage.Be inspired by new materials, applications and assembly.
Students will work on a number of 2D and 3D Mixed Media projects and will be taught simple exercises that will help them discover their own individual creative process.
Gary Nisbet artist statement:
Gary, originally from California, is a South Shore based artist.
work is included in many galleries and private collections.
As a young artist, Gary Nisbet apprenticed with a master muralist working on the restoration and decoration of historical landmark buildings.
days were spent scraping through layers of paint and metallic leaf revealing decades of images layered one over the next.
The richly textured surfaces represented an accumulated history and a legacy that he
The narrative created by applying newly rendered images over aged and layered areas has become the context of Nisbet's work as an artist.
The works begins on a base of layered collage, recalling the history of those surfaces.
Then the paintings feature forms drawn from the domestic realm of home, garden, library and table.
In them he
explores the themes of growth and nurture, cycles of life and family.
Nisbet attended both CA State university at Northridge and CA. State University at San Francisco and has exhibited in both solo and group shows on both coasts.
painted collages are filled with warmth, richness and humor.
Through November 19, artist Gary ...
Through November 19, artist Gary Nisbet will guide students through the process of gathering, assembling and creating their own special visual language by using a variety of personal collage materials.