Instructor: Eileen Riley
Ages: 15 & up
Location: 101 West Rodney French Blvd NB
Format: 3 hour workshop ~ 3 dates to choose from; some folks take them all !
Date: Thursdays, January 25 OR February 29th That's right, it's LEAP YEAR !! OR March 28th
Time: 6:00 to 9:00
Fee: $45 All Materials included !
Collage for everyone !!
This is honestly one of the most creative, satisfying, imaginative couple of hours you'll spend in a long time. I was hooked from the onset ! The sky is the limit with the incredible choice of paper images that Eileen has to offer and you will be thrilled with the results. It's a lot of cutting and pasting, but your imagination will run wild and your desire to continue will increase with every hour ! To make this collage we will use an 8 X 10 canvas along with a variety of images selected from magazines and books. We'll cut them out, configure and work out the design. We will also use fabric, embroidery thread and paint if desired. Next, we will take time arranging our compositions. Last, we will assemble the compositions onto the canvas using Modge Podge.
Eileen Riley is a life-long student of the arts. Growing up in rural, Westport, Massachusetts, Eileen's backyard became her inspiration. The ocean, wooded retreats, farmland, and suburbia acted as a springboard for her past and current work. From an early age she wanted to become an artist and took advanced art classes at the local university when she was twelve. This gave her the confidence she needed to succeed in her dream. She went to the University of Massachusetts to study fine art with a concentration in sculpture. After college she spent time as a potter and artist mentor. She then settled into a five-year position as an art teacher at Bishop Stang High School. There she taught three-dimensional design, photography and drawing and painting. She also created set designs for the school’s drama and administration departments. Ms. Riley continues to develop her craft and shows her work regularly at art galleries in New Bedford and Fall River, Massachusetts, and the surrounding areas. She also does commissioned work of various kinds. She submerges herself in art, teaching private lessons and continuing to study art by taking classes and staying current in art by visiting a vast number of galleries and art museums wherever she goes, for inspiration. Eileen is currently researching art residencies in theUnited States.