Putting It All Together with Michael DeMeng (Part 2)

Putting It All Together with Michael DeMeng (Part 2)

96 minutes

Michael deMeng reveals how to add texture, paint, washes and a "visual bridge" to your collage. Learn his how-to for making unique textures and washes to make a finished cohesive piece. A variety of techniques are covered, giving you a toolbox of new ideas to use in your work.

In the class, Michael uses his slide presentation to demonstrate in great detail all his tips and techniques plus listen in to questions from the audience.

This is the second part of a two part class.
Each class is purchased separately.
This session covers: Tools, Objects and Assembly
Second session covers:Textures, Paint, Washes, and Visual Bridges.

This is a CraftCast Vintage Video, created before it was possible to incorporate High Definition video, as we do today. How far we have come in such a short time!

Watch and listen as Michael reveals how to create a "visual bridge" to your collage. Using close-up photographs of each step of the process, plus Michael's detailed instruction, you’ll be creating using these techniques in no time!

Class was recorded live so, just like in more recent videos, you’ll hear the live Q&A with other students.

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Artist Statement: My work is about transformations. It is about the transformation of the common into the sacred. Discarded materials find new and unexpected uses in my work; they are reassembled and conjoined with unlikely components, a form of rebirth from the ashes into new life and new meaning. These assemblages are metaphors for the evolutions and revolutions of existence: from life to death to rebirth, from new to old to renewed, from construction to destruction to reconstruction. These forms are examinations of the world in perpetual flux, where meaning and function are ever-changing.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Textures
  • Paint
  • Washes
  • Visual Bridges
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Aves Apoxie Clay ¼ lbs or more
  • Variety of toy parts dolls parts, game parts etc
  • Paint Brushes
  • Small detail brushes, and some cheap brushes (1/2 inch to 1 inch in size)
  • Wire a couple of different gauges
  • Basic Tools
  • Golden brand paints:Quinacridone Nickel, Azo Gold, Black (Mars or Carbon),Titanium White, Pthalo Green (blue shade),Dioxazine Purple,Van Dyke Brown,Quinacridone Crimson
  • Sand paper or sanding sponge
  • Dap Kwik SealE6000
  • Heat gun
  • Dremel Tool

Included with your video is a full-color PDF class handout with teacher's tips, notes and links to all the resources you need to get started.

Please note: this is not a stand-alone guide but simply a quick-reference for your convenience.