Seattle CoArts

Providing a community for artists to meet and share their love of art

Fall Workshop

Judith Heim Fall Workshop

November 28 – 29


Richmond Masonic Center, 753 North 185th Street, Shoreline WA 98133

Found Papers, Ephemera, and Guilty Pleasures! ….. Adventures in Collage and Mixed media.

Come find your inner muse! We will Explore color, texture, and pattern, compositional design elements and of course, self-expression. Paper, Scissors, Glue, Paint and your Imagination will be the vehicle for this grand adventure.


Collage: A Collage (from the French Word: Coller “to glue”) is a work of formal art made from an assemblage of different pieces, thus creating a new whole. The term collage was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art

“Found Papers” are those things you would never think of saving or using or recycling to use in your art. They cost nothing and you all throw bags of them away everyday (and speaking of bags…. did anyone say paper bags, teabags, lunch bags? .... you get the idea)

“Ephemera” is collectible paper memorabilia…. old letters, old advertisements, old canceled postage stamps, old theatre tickets etc. These are things which were not originally meant to be preserved, but have gained meaning and value over time because they were saved.

“Guilty Pleasures” for me, are the lovely handmade or hand printed usually Asian papers, often pricey and always very seductive! I can’t walk by a display without buying some!

Glue can be a very sticky subject! We will talk about various types and best uses.


We will work with technique and materials as well as aesthetics, and narrative (what are you trying to say with your art?) There will be a combination of exercises and “free range” projects! I am looking forward to these two creative days with all of you!