Friday, November 12, 2010

St. Augustine Collage Workshop

Green Apple, 12x12, Rebecca's apple exercise

We had a great time at the Casa Monica Hotel painting papers and collaging in a three-day workshop through the Grand Bohemian Gallery in St. Augustine, FL recently. I have posted an album of the apple exercise on my facebook fan page where you can also see several great photos of student paper painting.

The Casa Monica Hotel's award winning 95 Cordova Restaurant catered lunch every day, and the food was excellent (lunch is included in the workshop fee!) Many of the students complimented the workshop hostess, Vanessa Hall, for coordinating such a successful weekend. On Friday, we painted papers out by the pool deck and enjoyed our lunch in the artistic setting of the restaurant. Saturday and Sunday we worked in the hotel's Alcazar room which overlooks the pool. We spent the day collaging and enjoying coffee and lunch catered in the room. The weather was so nice on Saturday that we took our lunch out by the pool.

Grand Bohemian Gallery represents my work in six locations nationwide. We have done workshops together in Asheville, NC and St. Augustine, FL. I can honestly say that Vanessa puts on a first class weekend for the students and myself. I always have a featured show opening on Friday night and if students stay in the hotel, they can take advantage of a reduced room rate.

Keep your eyes open for future workshops with the Grand Bohemian!


  1. Hi Elizabeth, I did a paper painting yesterday and posted it on my blog. Someone asked me if I'd seen your work...I hadn't, so I googled you and found your blog. I love your work - so beautiful and inspires me to keep trying. Here's to your continued success.

  2. Hi! I wanted to tell you that I visited your exhibit at the Maitland Art Museum and your work was so beautiful that I cried while I was there.

    I am dying to take a workshop with you. I hope I can soon!

  3. Geri, I like your work! Nancy Standlee has been copying my style as of late, including my subject matter. This is kind of a bummer, but I guess it's bound to happen. My work has been evolving and changing over the past seven years working strictly in collage. Ashley, CRYING is a huge compliment, thank you for visiting my show. I am the featured artist for December at the Grand Bohemian Gallery in The Grand Bohemian Hotel, if you want to come out and meet, the opening is December 16, Third Thursday at 5:30-8:30pm!


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