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Course Description

Find new dimensions to your creative process through collage and mixed media experimentation. Develop active interconnected surfaces with a variety of papers from many sources, fabric and botanical elements. Sherri will demonstrate dying and manipulating papers and my methods for building a painting using paper fragments and printed images. Included in the workshop will be cyanotype printing and alternative methods and materials. Students will work open-endedly, foster the element of surprise in their work and be inspired by unexpected visual connections. Cross pollination and a lively class environment is encouraged, rich with shared ideas and inspiration. This is the perfect workshop for artists of all levels, working in any media. Continuing and advanced students will be guided to enrich and deepen their imagery.

Students taking both sessions will not find it repetitive! We will all learn a great deal from each other.

For questions or assistance please contact Elizabeth Buccino, Director of Education

Cancellation Policy

AAN depends upon student tuition to continue to offer classes and workshops. Due to our commitment to small class sizes and the hands-on nature of art education, we are greatly impacted by cancellations. Nevertheless, we do understand that plans change. If you need to cancel your reservation for a class or workshop, please note our cancellation/refund policy here and let us know as soon as possible.


Many varied collage materials will be provided, and students are encouraged to augment this with their personal collection of papers and printable materials. Students will have the opportunity to print some images at the AAN. Please bring surfaces to work on: hardwood panels, boards, and/or heavy paper. A more detailed list of suggested supplies will be available.

Collage and Mixed Media Painting II, 18+

Sherre Wilson-Liljegren

Sherre Wilson Liljegren is a painter, photographer, mixed media artist, and lifelong AAN member. She received her BFA at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in Painting and Printmaking, before earning an MS in Art Education at Massachusetts College of Art. Wilson-Liljergen has shown her work internationally, exhibiting her ethereal landscapes and interiors of Nantucket, England, Spain, Mexico, Wyoming and the Artic. In the late 90’s she revamped the adult painting classes at the Gardner-Perry facility, later serving on the AAN board from 2009 to 2018. Residencies include two Visual Artist Residency Fellowships at Vermont Studios Center, and most recently completed The Arctic Circle Residency’s Art and Science expedition to the High Arctic in 2019.
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