Let’s Have Fun with Cardboard!

Are you facing a pile of cardboard from all those deliveries? Art may be the answer. Join artist Sharon Grader for an hour of fun and participate in a hands-on creative project. This is a time for you to relax, let go, and enjoy yourself. No need to purchase expensive supplies just use what you already have at home. I’ll show you how to turn that unwanted cardboard into a piece of art.

During this class, participants will be using scraps of paper, scissors, glue, markers, pens, Crayola’s, and ink to transform a piece of cardboard into a work of art. I will introduce some collage and mark making techniques and demonstrate how to create a hanger on the back of the finished piece. The maximum size will be 12 x 12 inches.


About Sharon Grader

Sharon Grader is an Edmonds-based encaustic painter. She loves to explore boundaries and how to incorporate various types of mark making and asemic writing into her art. Her work has been shown at the Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, ERA Living at University House, Evergreen Hospital, Shack Art Center, Lynn Hanson Gallery, Art Walk Edmonds, and the Women Painters of Washington Gallery.

She is represented by the Lynn Hanson Gallery in Pioneer Square and is a member of Women Painters of Washington and Seattle Co-Arts. Sharon teaches Mark Making and Asemic writing classes at Winslow Art Center.

For the past decade she has served the local arts community volunteering for The Edmonds Arts Festival and the Edmonds Waterfront Center.

How to Register:

This class is occurring virtually via zoom and is free. Please use the form below to register for free. A zoom link will is included in the confirmation response and will be emailed to you the week prior to the event. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Carroll-Bolger at lauren@cascadiaartmuseum.org.

Materials needed for this class include:

Use what you have around the house. No need to purchase any supplies.
  • Cardboard maximum 12 x 12 inches. Can have writing or labels on it. Anything you have available.
  • Glue stick or Elmers white glue
  • Scissors
  • Miscellaneous paper scraps for collage. Can be wrapping paper, magazine photos, colored paper.
  • Magazine
  • Markers, crayons, pens, pencils, any color
  • Black ink, can be sumi or India ink
  • White ink if you have it
  • Brush. Can be 1 inch scrappy from for home depot, watercolor brush, or acrylic brush
  • Old spoon
  • Rag
  • Watercolors if you have and container of clean water
  • 6 inch piece of string
  • Duct tape, gorilla tape or packing tape, something sturdy. NOT scotch tape.

  • April 17, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm