In this second session of mixed media collage a number of collage skills are covered with an emphasis on working with a variety of paper techniques including gel plate paper making and painting and stenciling the papers. After making the papers the focus shifts to the paper support staining and painting it, tracing subject matter onto it and continuing to collage. Participants then learn to glaze and scumble the imagery embellishing with various elements until the artwork is ready to be professionally finished. Teaching Artist Regina Thomas loves the uniqueness and freedom to delve into so many mediums and specializes in collage and mixed media. She began her training in England taking studio level courses, and is refining her craft through classes and workshops in the U.S. She has attended classes and workshops at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), The New Art Center in Newton, South Shore Art Center, West Hartford Art League, Creative Arts Workshop/New Haven, CT, Yale University and the British Art Museum. Regina began showing her work in November 2002 and has been included in many juried exhibitions at museums and galleries. She is an elected artist at New Haven Paint and Clay.