You’re invited to create your own decoupage in a specialty workshop taught by Donna Eigen. Wednesday, January 25th from 5:30-7:30PM in MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N. Broadway) with limited entry to 14 guests!

Donna Eigen gives this age-old art form with a modern twist. Eigen shares materials and techniques she uses to transform paper and glass into functional art. Then guests will get hands-on experience using the techniques in class to create their own masterpiece.

Your ticket includes a glass of wine and 15% off of Donna Eigen items in the MARN MARKETPLACE.

“Throughout my adult life I have dabbled in art and taken classes while focusing on my children and career. As time went on I filled my new-found leisure hours with photography and soft pastels. I joined the Peace Corps when I retired and served in Mexico for two years, which revealed a whole new world of color, form and style. Inspired by my Mexican experience, I painted and etched furniture and string instruments until I found my current passion: decoupage on glass. 

I find working with paper deeply satisfying and rewarding. Paper has an organic, almost fluid quality and comes in a seemingly endless variety of textures, colors and patterns. Glass is my preferred substrate for decoupage because it offers a two-sided canvas on which to create multi-layered images. My vessels all have pure glass interiors and are functional works of art. I’m a Wisconsin native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BA in Sociology and a MA in Communication. My work is available in local and regional shops and online at http://www.donnaeigen.com.”

Donna Eigen
Why Decoupage? Donna shares her entry point into this traditional medium.

Decoupage, originating from the word decouper, meaning to cut out or to cut from something, is an art of decorating objects by gluing paper cutouts that can be combined with special painting effects and other decorative objects. Historically believed to be East Siberian tomb art, Nomadic tribes would cut-out felts to decorate the tombs for the deceased. Then moving to China, by the 12th century the work began to show in paper lanterns, windows, boxes and more. In the 17th century, prominence of decoupage was seen in Venice, leading in trade, and eventually moving its way through Europe. This work has made its way here, to MARN ART + CULTURE HUB, and we’re excited to share it with you.

$15 to MARNmembers

$20 to Non-MARNmembers

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