Class and Workshop Schedule

Online via Zoom: Creating a Rice Paper Collage


In this class learn to use a support (clay board, canvas panel, cradle board, illustration board), with a hard surface to create an interesting textural background by adhering a variety of rice papers. On this covered support create asymmetrical grid patterns, encasing pressed flowers & or pressed leaves, confetti, red onion skins, and other materials to enhance your work. Subjective imagery can also be lightly drawn or traced onto the background.  You will learn to encase materials and to paint and tint to make your unique work of art.

Dates: Weds. Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17.  Makeup 24

Time:  12:30-2:30pm

Cost:  $130 per person. Members save $13

Location: Online via ZOOM

Membership starts at $45 per year and offers 10% discount on art instruction* as well as 10% off select Store items at the Gallery. *Does not apply to summer camps. Click here to become a Member

Teaching artist, Regina Thomas’ collage and mixed media art is a mélange of visual stimuli, colors, and shapes involving different genres from the representational to the abstract. These multi-layered works portray her view of the world, never realistic, injecting her own narratives, metaphors, and icons. Regina works instinctually, and her desire is to stimulate and intrigue the viewer, make a connection, bringing their own experiences to the work.

Regina has lived and traveled throughout Asia and Europe. While in London, she attended Richmond University concentrating on the Art Disciplines as well as Studio classes. Upon her return to the states she continued refining her art through classes and workshops at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), The New Art Center in Newton – MA, South Shore Art Center – MA, West Hartford Art League, Creative Arts Workshop/New Haven, CT, Yale University and The British Art Museum.

Regina began showing her work in November 2002 and has been included in many juried exhibitions in New England. Regina shows in private galleries and is an Elected Artist with New Haven Paint & Clay and Gallery Artist with South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, Massachusetts. She has private collectors across the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia. Her most recent shows have been at The John Slade Ely House in New Haven, and The Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook where she also holds classes in collage and mixed media art.


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