Class: Torn Paper Collage NOTE: Class is closed but you can request to be on the WAITLIST.

Instructor: Althea Sassman

Medium: Collage

Date(s): Saturday, February 20

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $110

Class Description:

During this one-day, fun and relaxed workshop, desert contemporary artist Althea Sassman will demonstrate the process of creating her unique, painterly form of torn-paper collage. Handmade, hand-painted, decorative and found recycled papers are torn and adhered on canvas to create a unique “painting” or collage.
Instruction begins with paint-on-paper techniques, and continues with paper-tearing tips, color/value play, and application techniques. Students will create their artwork using the subject of their choice by integrating their own variety of papers.
All skill levels welcome.

Instructor Background:

Desert contemporary artist Althea Sassman integrates handmade, hand-painted, and found recycled papers onto canvas to create a unique “painting” entirely from torn paper collage. This organic method involves tearing and gluing each individual paper piece while layering color, pattern and texture. Significant text from old book pages, postage stamps or piano music sheets passed down from family generations all help to lead the observer in for more detail. Commissioned pieces often include personal memorabilia such as favorite wine labels, maps, ticket stubs from travels, and handwritten postcards.

Now residing over 30 years in Arizona, Althea celebrates her connection to the desert environment working out of her home studio in far north Scottsdale. Her passion for instructing workshops comes from the desire share this truly unique collage art form and inspire others to shine with creativity in a style all their own. website:

Cancellation Policy:

Class minimum: 7.  Cancel prior to 2 weeks of workshop for a full refund; workshop credit will be given prior to one week. No refunds/credit for cancellations within 7 days of workshop.

Supply List:

Supply list provided upon registration

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