March/April 2014 Newsletter

The View
Collage and assemblage
Katie Dell Kaufman

Shadowbox Weekend Workshop – May 24 & 25, 2014!
Six week Collage class April 29 – June 3, 2014!
Encaustic Assemblage
Katie Dell Kaufman

What have participants said about Katie’s workshops?
“Beautifully organized. Knowledgable, insightful criticism.”
“Very giving, always ready to help. Totally prepared with great packets/handouts. One of the best instructors I have had!”
“Katie is a fabulous teacher. Very enthusiastic and extremely well prepared.”
“Katie is willing to work one-on-one with you to help you develop your skills – and also to get you thinking as a collage artist.
This was my first collage class and I have been able to progress with the art because of Katie’s help – and because of the resources provided and the examples shown.”
“(Katie) works deftly with students at all levels of experience. In my case I asked to push myself and she helped me make great strides.”
“One of the most creative learning experiences I have ever had!”
Encaustic Assemblage
Katie Dell Kaufman

News from Katie Dell Kaufman

I recently had the pleasure of seeing the Sara Roby Foundation Collection of American Realism at the Smithsonian Museum American Art (on display until August 17th, 2014). This was a surprising collection of of art produced between WW2 and the 70/80s in America. It shows an alternative view of that introspective time period – some terrific works by the artists who chose not to be abstract expressionists.

Sleeping Child, Will Barnet, 1961

I recommend seeing both this show, and the concurrent exhibit, Made in the USA, American Masters from The Phillips Collection, 1850–1970 on display at the Phillips from March 1 – August 31, 2014.
Take time to enjoy the art, and these welcome days of springtime!

See below for my upcoming COLLAGE CLASS in Takoma Park, MD and my WEEKEND SHADOWBOX WORKSHOP in Brentwood, MD at the Gateway CDC Art Center. Registration is currently in progress.
Come join the fun!

Encaustic Assemblage
Katie Dell Kaufman

Offered through the Takoma Park Recreation Department, and now in its 10th year, Collage is a great work environment for novices and artists alike. Both a color theory class, and exposure to fresh ideas about composition, it is a workshop, a critique group, and an exciting place to generate, wrestle with, and nurture visual ideas. Come and experience the marvelous possibilities of paper, paint, and found materials! This class is held in the Takoma Park Community Center.
Tuesdays, 11AM to 2PM, April 29th – June 3rd , 2014.
This session will explore the secondary triad palette, including hues, tints, and shades; rusting, composting and branding papers; horizontal columns as an organizing principle; and design choices as they relate to size, space, and scale.
The cost is $215.00 per 6 week session for Takoma Park resident ($245.00 for non-residents) (+$30.00 tool & material fee).
On-line registration for this class will be available through the Takoma Park Recreation Department web site at:

Traveling Light
Katie Dell Kaufman
The Art of the Shadow Box Weekend Workshop is coming up May 24th and 25th, 2014

The workshop will take place at my studio at the Gateway CDC Arts Center in Brentwood MD. In this workshop, participants combine collage and found materials in a shallow drawer, box, or support of their own choosing. Papers, photos, wood supports, hardware and three dimensional objects are combined to create visual narrative in two– and three-dimensions. The presentation includes a slide presentation on the work of Shadow Box artists, discussions of color composition and visual metaphor. The fee is $265.00 which includes materials (except for the box) and the use of tools in the studio. Click here for further info.

To register, please email me at and I will forward you a registration form for the workshop. Then you can forward the form with a check for the $50.00 deposit. to my address. The Shadow Box workshop is limited to 5 participants.

And please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about any of the above.

I hope to see you in the coming months!

All the best–
Katie Dell Kaufman