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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

Painting with Light on Fabric

One-day Workshop with Christel Thompson

Download Workshop Flyer PDF

What the workshop will include:

Each participant will have the option of creating designs on 2 pieces of provided fabric.  Choices are silk handkerchiefs or 100% pre-washed cotton or muslin.

  • Use of non-toxic, light sensitive products.
  • Examples of specific substrates that can be used.
  • Methods for creating your vision or design.


About your Instructor:

Christel Thompson is a Los Angeles multi-media artist, hailing from the Midwest, where she had her first artistic experience throwing mud pies on the back of a white farm house as a child.  From that moment, her experimental nature in art began to flourish.

She is a two-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Graphic Design and is an active member of the (CAA) Collage Artists of America, serving on the board as the philanthropy chair, and also a member of the (LAEA II), Los Angeles Experimental Artists Group II. 

Her work has been exhibited in a number of galleries in Illinois and California.  She has received numerous awards in juried shows.

Her media of choice is "anything she can experiment with" and ranges from mixed media, to assemblage, to alternative photography processes and sculpture.

She is inspired by dreams, curiosities, birth, growth, decay, nature, and MUSIC.


Materials: Materials list for workshop provided upon registration.


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: $110 / Non-members:  $135 (includes materials fee).

Enrollment Rules:  Space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment ends August 7, 2015.

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: 18-884-1324 (home) or 818-314-9938 (cell)

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