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Creating Collage Papers Without a Gel Plate with Darcie Frohardt

  • 06/15/2024
  • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Art Gym, 1460 Leyden St, Denver, CO 80220
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Bring your acrylic paints and spend the afternoon creating a pile of collage papers using five different techniques!  We will experiment with wet strength tissue paper, regular tissue paper, deli paper and copy paper.

You will:

  • Make a variety of hand-painted papers to use in collages and mixed media projects using stencils, bubble wrap, alcohol and plastic wrap.
  • Layer textures and colors for interesting effects.
Student Level:


Supplies Instructor Will Bring:
  • Written instructions for each of the techniques
  • Papers to paint:  deli paper, wet strength tissue paper, copy paper,  tissue paper.
  • Alcohol spray bottles and water spray bottles
  • Extra brushes, scissors and masking tape
  • Plastic page protectors
  • Stencils
  • Plastic wrap
Supplies for Students to Bring:
  • Acrylic paints (bring paints in shades and hues of one color plus white or off white)
  • 1” flat brush
  • Scissors
  • Pen or pencil
  • Permanent marker
  • 3 small jars, plastic plates or jar lids to mix paint
  • Container with water
  • Paper towels or baby wipes
  • Paper to clean brushes
  • Masking tape


Darcie is a retired elementary school teacher and teacher trainer.  She has been creating art as long as she can remember and always included art in whatever subject she taught. She works in a variety of media—collage, collage dolls, polymer clay tiles, Zentangle, and airdry clay sculpture.  She wrote and illustrated “Teaching Art with Books Kids Love” in 2001.  She has taught art in public and private schools in the Denver area.  Creating art with Darcie is like having a “play date” and is loads of fun!

Class Time: 

Note that class will begin at 12:30 though students are welcome to come and get set up at noon.


Email Darcie at or call her at 303-519-1217.


Park Hill Art Club
P.O. Box 200572
Denver, CO 80220

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