Expressive Collage Webinar with Crystal Neubauer and Mary Beth Shaw!

Mary Beth Shaw is back for her second Mixed Media Book Club Webinar of the year! In this hour long event, Mary Beth will talk about techniques she learned from Crystal Neubauer’s new book, The Art of Expressive Collage, plus Mary Beth will talk to Crystal about additional techniques, art and of course, expressive collage. You’ll learn techniques such as deconstructing an old book, auditioning collage papers, adding personal marks, creating depth and so much more! And as always, one of the best features of these webinars: Mary Beth and Crystal will answer audience questions about the techniques and other collage and art related topics!


Collage final


Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015 (If you can’t attend at this exact time, don’t worry! Register now and you’ll automatically receive a recording of the event 48 hours after the live event takes place!)

Time: 1pm (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) Check this time zone converter to find the time in your zone.

Duration: 1 hour

Where: Your computer via a GoToWebinar registration link (Click here to check GoToWebinar’s System Requirements to ensure you can play the webinar on your device.)

Cost: $6.99


What you’ll get:

  • Before the live event you’ll receive a GoToWebinar registration link.

48 hours after the live event you’ll receive via email:

  • A recording of the full webinar
  • A demonstration video showing the creation of the art journal collage page shown above.

Materials List

  • Uhu glue stick and/or gel medium
  • Collage papers- vintage, found, created, tissue paper
  • Journal or other collage surface
  • Black and white paints or gesso, plus other colors as desired
  • Baby wipes
  • Pencil
  • Old hardcover book
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Sumi ink (optional)
  • Paintbrushes, variety of sizes
  • Palette paper
  • Fine line applicator

T1354_ArtofExpressiveCollage_CVR.inddLearn more about Crystal’s book, The Art of Expressive Collage. Click here to pre-order a hardcover copy or click here to download an eBook right now!

About the Host
Mary Beth Shaw uses stencils on anything and everything; if it will hold still, she will stencil it. Mary Beth’s spontaneous process utilizes pastel, ink, marker and acrylics layered with various collage, texture and three-dimensional materials. Mary Beth is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl, a columnist for Somerset Studio magazine and the owner of StencilGirl Products. She is the host of two mixed media instructional videos, Stencil Girl Mixed Media Sampler Journal and Stencil Girl Mixed Media Wall Hanging. Mary Beth lives in Wildwood, Missouri with her husband and three cats and is passionate about every moment of life.

About the Guest, Crystal Neubauer, In Her Own Words
Regardless of the mediums I include, my work always comes down to collage. Whether rendered in a 3-dimensional assemblage fashion or a 2-D picture plane, my fascination begins with found papers. I see these items as a metaphor for our own lives and seek to bring them together in a way that opens the viewer to a deeper experience of an overarching theme of personal redemption, where every part of who you are is embraced and nurtured. I call my process intuitive, but it all boils down to learning to trust and open oneself to the voice inside, the one that can guide creative decisions and bring about a much richer work of art than what skilled technique alone can do.

From obtaining gallery representation, to writing a book, to teaching workshops nationwide and opening a studio in my own neighborhood, learning to tune in to the voice within has led me on a journey of learning “I can”; and I am delighted to share what I have learned in hopes that others will achieve an “I can” experience of their own.

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