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Dry Collage Workshop

  • The Hive Pop-Up 217 West Holly Street Bellingham, WA, 98225 United States (map)

Imagine a collage, art journal or artist book-making process free of the messiness and wrinkling effects of glues and other liquid adhesives...a process that can be archival yet inexpensive...a process that is simple, requires few tools and that allows for streamlined creation and assembly. Imagine completing your collage the first time you lay it out rather than trying to re-create your composition after taking it apart to glue it all down.

Join artist and writer Candace Lee Street for a glimpse into the wide world of mixed media collage while learning new techniques which will bring a spontaneous new perspective to this simple and impactful art form.

This workshop will be divided into two sections with an hour long break to accommodate drying time. The first part will introduce you to the techniques as well as show example works and give you time to coat your images and base material with the adhesive medium. We will then have an hour break for coffee/tea/wine at a nearby restaurant (or to take a walk, read, chit-chat or otherwise pass the time while everything dries!) After the break we will assemble and heat-set the collages and you'll wrap up the evening with a finished work to take home and enjoy.


Candace Lee Street


Kendall Dodd |


  • Adhesive medium
  • Tools: tacking irons, brushes and cutting tools
  • Small selection of collage bases
  • Hands-on instruction and guidance


  • A base for your collage, about the size of a sheet of copy paper
    • Ideas: wood or masonite panel, mat board, cardboard, book back/cover, cigar box... 
  • A selection of images
    • Ideas: magazine tearings, patterned papers, letters, laser/inkjet printings, found text, book pages...
    • NOTE: the images do NOT need to be precision cut. Rough cuts and whole pages will work perfectly!
  • Specialty cutting tools or punches
  • Yourself and your friends


$10 for members | $15 for non-members


8 people



Minimum Enrollment
We green-light activities that are at least 50% enrolled by 72 hours prior to the start day/time, at which point we purchase materials and confirm with our instructors. If an activity does not meet the minimum enrollment by that time, we will refund the entrance fee of anyone who has signed up, then remove the activity from our events calendar. 

The Hive has a 72 hour cancellation policy, meaning that you must cancel your reservation at least 72 hours prior to the start time in order to receive a refund, no exceptions. Please email The Hive directly in order to request a refund:

Age Restrictions
Most activities at The Hive are appropriate for adults and young people aged 12 and older. Participants age 12-14 should plan to attend with an accompanying adult. If both the adult and young person want to make their own project, both people should sign up and pay the entrance fee; if only one project will be made, only one person needs to sign up and pay the fee.

Although The Hive is no longer a member-based organization, we still honor previously purchased memberships by offering discounts on our activities. You are a member of The Hive if one of the following circumstances applies:

  • You directly purchased a membership on our website
  • You supported our Fall 2014 crowd-funding campaign at any level
  • You purchased a Dealsaver coupon for The Hive
  • You participated in our May 2015 free membership promotion
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