Mixed Media Image Layering

Patrick LoCicero is featured in numerous galleries across the country as well as in important private and public collections internationally including The Dayton Art Museum, The San Francisco Legion of Honor, Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Trinity University, Oregon Health Sciences University, The University of Washington Medical Center, The San Francisco International Airport, The California LEF Foundation, and Croner International, Paris France as well as the Dicke Family Collection in Ohio and the Sarah Berger Family Collection in Delmar, CA. In addition, he has done numerous commissions for multinational companies. His work has been reviewed in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, Art News, Art Week, Nashville Arts Magazine and Arts ltd. He has been awarded a Maryland State Arts Award and a San Francisco Artist Relocation grant. He received BFA from The Ohio State University and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is currently adjunct faculty at Cornish College of the Arts and an instructor at Gage Academy of Art.
Saturday, Sunday
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
All Levels Welcome
Important: Collage Material Ephemera (see below suggestion list)

  • Scissors
  • Single Edge Razor Blades or Exacto Knife
  • 1” or 2” Chip Brush
  • Two 12 oz jars or plastic containers
  • One 12” to 16” Metal Straight Edge
  • One ½” or 1 ½” Elephant Board Wood Panel, Size Optional, no smaller than 18” x 24”
  • Assortment of Paints (Can work in Oils or Acrylics 3.7 ml., student or professional grade):
    • Titanium White
    • Mars Black
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Burnt Umber
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cadmium Red Medium Hue
    • Hansa Yellow
  • Disposable Palette /Optional Glass Palette
  • Palette Knife/Optional Flexible putty knife
  • Assortment of Brushes that include: # 6 round, #8 bright, 6 Filbert, #12 Flat, # 1 Round
  • Glue and Varnish Furnished

Please bring $ 10 to $ 15 to workshop to reimburse Instructor.

Painting with Ephemera at Gage

The following is a list of suggested collage materials, you can use some of these or add to them, please know we will be doing a piece that illustrates or conveys a significant event in your life using Metaphor as the means of communication:

  • Old Art reproductions
  • Engravings
  • Posters
  • Bills
  • Receipts
  • Price tags
  • Labels
  • Catalogs
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Comic strips
  • Greeting cards
  • Corrugated card board
  • Packing materials
  • Diaries
  • Journals
  • Dress patterns
  • Sheet music
  • Foil papers
  • Wall paper
  • Letters
  • Envelopes
  • Postcards
  • Stamps
  • Maps
  • Dried leaves, flowers
  • Travel folders
  • Photographs
  • Playing cards
  • Shopping bags
  • Ticket stubs
  • Programs
  • Tissue paper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Pages from old books
  • Cloth
Master the processes and skills needed to energize and make the surfaces of your paintings complex, nuanced, and rich with meaning. Through the process of mixed media, found object, and collage, you will explore various background layering techniques and learn how to integrate dissonant materials in a composition to create a successful finished work of art.