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2021 Summer artLAB

Paint>Cut>Paste: Painting with Scissors

Image Drawing for artLAB event

One-day painting workshop THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2021, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

  • Open to students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2021
  • Registration open April 12-June 1, 2021
  • Register by: June 1, 2021
  • Registration will be confirmed with receipt of payment
  • Cost: $80 per student

Location: Grove Hall on the SDSU campus, located between Mathews and Brown Hall Sponsored by the SDSU School of Design and Studio Art Program.

All materials will be supplied. Lunch will be included. Please indicate any dietary requirements  when registering. The workshop will include a tour of the South Dakota Art Museum.


Instructors: Molly Wicks and Mark Stemwedel, faculty from the Studio Art program.

This workshop will provide students the opportunity to explore several different painting approaches with acrylic painting, including making stencils, transferring, and using acrylic mediums. Instructors will share various methods to create textures, patterns, and marks while demonstrating basic color theory concepts. Students’ initial studies will be transformed through cutting and pasting into a collage-style portrait. This project is a great example of discovery through play, bringing different elements together into a final concept.

Students will take their completed project with them at the conclusion of the workshop.

Demonstrations and instruction will include:

Illustration for artLAB event
  • Blind-contour
  • Portraiture
  • Value Reduction
  • Color theory
  • Nontraditional tools
  • Mark making
  • Palette knife
  • Mixed media
  • Resists
  • Acrylic mediums and additives
  • Transferring and imprinting
  • Pattern and Texture
  • Collage
  • Stencils
  • Dripping
  • Stippling
  • Washes and glazing
  • Developing form through cut paper collage

Paint>Cut>Paste workshop Schedule

8:45 a.m.      Drop-off. Students drop-off and pick-up at east side of the University Student Union.

9:00 a.m.      Workshop begins. Intro of project. Demonstration and instruction of painting techniques and color theory.

11:30 a.m.     South Dakota Art Museum tour. On View: South Dakota Governor’s 9th Biennial Art Exhibition.

12:30 p.m.     Lunch: box lunch from Union Aramark. Location: Museum Green (if weather permits).

1:00 p.m.      Return to Grove Hall. Afternoon session: creating our final collaged portrait from paint explorations.

4:00 p.m.      Conclusion. 



Cynthia Runia, Secretary School of Design

Grove Hall 101, Box 2802

Brookings, SD 57007