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CAA presents workshops, studio visits, and seminars at which members study and create with a visiting artist. These sessions are extremely popular and are open to both members and prospective members.

In addition, our talented CAA members also hold collage and mixed media workshops, and these are detailed in our Email Newsletter to members, along with other Regional and National Collage workshops.

For more information on upcoming CAA workshops, contact Workshop Chair: Barbara Zager-Mathis:


Collage Artists of America Workshop

3D Relic Dolls

One-day Workshop with Mary Guzman

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Download Workshop Flyer PDF

What the workshop will include:

In this workshop you will create your own unique 3-D assemblage RELIC DOLL. Your doll will be easily assembled from repurposed wood pieces, then painted, collaged, & embellished. Your doll is unique to your own creative process. This is a NO STRESS, HAVE FUN WORKSHOP!

All materials included in the cost of this workshop but if you have your own unique decorative papers and embellishments feel free to bring them.


About your Instructor:

Mary Guzman is a multidisciplinary artist with a content-driven approach who does not limit herself to any one medium. Although she is most fond of watercolor, she enjoys the challenge of working in all mediums, often combining them to create interesting textures.

She attributes her bold use of color and unconventional color compositions to her Latin American heritage and summer visits from the U.S. to Mexico City as a child. Her stylization of natural forms, unusual shapes and emphatic lines translate into abstraction without losing original inspiration. Mary's unique application of color, line and texture give her paintings a sensuous quality.

Mary earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree and a Liberal Studies degree with emphasis in education from California State University, Northridge. She was a dedicated schoolteacher for many years until she decided to return to her true passion: Art. She has since become an active member of many local art associations including Artist Co-Op 7, Valley Watercolor Society, Collage Artists of America and Women Painters West.

Mary Guzman feels that discovering and learning is an ongoing process till the very end.  She continues to take courses and workshops, is a current instructor at the American Jewish University for continuing education, and teaches and organizes workshops at her private studio in Los Angeles.

Visit Mary's website.



Dates: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (includes a one-hour lunch break).
Bring a sack lunch. Coffee, water and snacks will be provided.

Location: San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356

Cost: CAA Members: $85 / Non-members:  $100 (includes materials fee).

Enrollment Rules:  Space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.  Enrollment ends October 12, 2015. 

Materials: Project-specific materials are included.  Materials list provided upon registration.

Workshop Flyer: Download Workshop Flyer PDF

Registration Form: Download Registration Form PDF

To register:  Send your completed registration form via email (scan) or by snail mail to address below. If paying online, send registration form with transaction number included.

Pay by check: Please make your check payable to Collage Artists of America and mail it with the Registration Form to:
Workshop Chair: Barbara Zager-Mathis, 6000 DeSoto Unit 321, Woodland Hills, CA  91367.

Feel free to contact Barbara with any questions.
tel: Tel: 818-884-1324 (home) or 818-314-9938 (cell)

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