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  • Self-Study!
  • Instructor – Kate Morgan
  • 8+ Hours of Content
  • Lifetime Access/Downloadable Content
  • Private Group – teacher available for first four weeks only
  • Course Price – $99
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Are You Ready to Create Beautiful, Dreamy, Scenic Artwork using Collage?  Would You Like to Experiment with Adding Venetian Plaster, Acrylic Inks, and Glazes to Your Art?


All of my life I have loved re-arranging things to make them new and different. Collage became the pinnacle outlet for this passion in taking something existing and retelling it through artistic expressionism. Join me,  KATE MORGAN, in The Aristocrats where I will share my techniques using collage on canvas with my beloved, Venetian plaster. This ancient medium creates a unique texture, and combined with acrylic inks and glazes, it becomes something truly marvelous.  In this course we will create three, posh, elegant ladies!  Each carries her own aristocratic title.  Take photographs of women and recreate them in dreamy collages with eclectic details ranging from modern black raspberry dreadlocks to a more classic, genteel debutante. Transform the women by infusing strength and beauty and integrating these characters in dramatic scenes with a touch of romanticism. Please, find your inner nobility and join me in class!


Kate Morgan-lesson 3 The Dame process 3


By the end of this course students will have an understanding of the following concepts:

  • Achieve competency incorporating royalty free photography in your art through transfer techniques alongside the classic cut and paste
  • Attain new skills in creating lush texture with Venetian plaster and glaze
  • Elevate a collage piece with beautiful hand screened fiber papers
  • Create semi abstract backgrounds to set scenes for future art
  • Modify your images through oil pastels and paints
  • Walkaway with a fresh and invigorating approach to the art of collage that expresses your own narration and imagination


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In the first lesson, we will be creating a classic portrait on a fun circle canvas. I just love a strong queen and this empress emulates bold strength with whimsical beauty. We will transfer the image of her face directly onto the canvas and build a layer of Venetian plaster all around her. Her cloak is created by planning layers of Japanese origami, natural fiber and gold tissue paper. Her funky black raspberry dreadlock-ish hair is created with a mix of acrylic inks. The background is simplistic with blends of whites and some honeycomb vellum paper. We add make up to her face with oil paint and pastels. Cut out butterflies can’t resist her beauty and find their homes in her hair. We create the gesture of a minimal golden head dress with a fine liner applicator filled with fluid bronze and then add touches of paint and gel pens to repeat patterns and make our butterflies pop. In the end she is ready to rule and provide justice for her subjects.

Kate Morgan lesson 1-The Empress process image 1


In this second lesson, we will transfer a semi-figurative image repeating the first steps of the previous lesson. This Duchess is resplendent in her dramatic pose with her tame fox. I imagine her posing to be painted for her Duke to then be ornately framed and hung in their manor;). In this lesson we will first paint a background of hombre gray creating random mark making with a stylus. After the finishing coat we will glaze the piece to fill in the cracks and crevices of the plaster. We will then add abstract branches through lines in the background to create more depth and interest. This lesson has the most collage. We create her coat with a mix match of papers to fit the image’s pose. The fox is traced on and then filled and built up with collage and some paint and ink for the eye. We will be adding papers, cheesecloth and pen to decorate her classic up-do!


In our last lesson we will create a full figurative piece with a story to tell in the landscape. I am a romantic at heart and in this piece our dame is longing for her knight’s return at their seaside chateau. In this lesson instead of transferring we will cut and seal the dame’s image on the substrate and build the scene around it. Her stunning long dress is made with muted pinks, minimal collage, white paint and gold gel pen. We will create the grassy knoll she waits in with her deer friend with inks, fiber papers and cut out flowers. We will add some inspirational text and a distant ocean line with mountains and their home behind. The piece is done on an 11/14” canvas panel that you can pop in an ornate frame perhaps to adorn your walls!

Kate Morgan lesson 3-The Dame final image


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My name is Kate Morgan and I am a mixed media artist living in Douglas Massachusetts.  In 2011, I went to an art therapy group for women with PTSD. Several art mediums were set in front of us and we were asked to express an emotion. I grabbed some pastels and for the first time I expressed myself through art. It was and is the best medicine I’ve found.

I work from a studio in my home. I am bound to no medium, but I gravitate towards collage and acrylics in most my pieces. My work is self-therapeutic and expressionistic at its core. My subject matter is women’s figurative and portrait painting. Currently, most of my work is figurative collage. My artworks represent what I dream things should be and outlet emotional themes I seem to be continuously working through.

Faith in the Divine and the unseen is a continual thread for all of my inspiration. I am passionate about finding light in the darkness, and I hope that peeks through in my art.



This course will have a private Facebook group just for you!  This course is a self-study, so Kate may or may not be active in the group.  However, students are signing up all of the time and you can see past and present work and comments.


Below is a list of the supplies that I will be using for the projects in this course.  However, you are always encouraged to use what you have on hand. 




  • Craft paints:
    • white, off white
    • golden yellow
    • raw Sienna (I love the Americana brand)
  • Liquitex Basics Acrylics:
  • Golden fluid acrylics:
    • bronze and titanium white
  • Oil paints:
    • yellow gray
    • white
    • alizarin crimson (optional)
  • Liquitex titanium white and raw sienna gouache (optional)

Acrylic Inks

  • Liquitex acrylic inks:
    • I use the Transparent Set (burnt umber, raw sienna, burnt sienna) and The Muted Collection
  • FW/Daler Rowney acrylic inks:


  • Assorted collage papers and cheese cloth
  • Websites/links for the papers I use:
  • Baby oil
  • Catalyst wedge
  • Palette knife
  • Assorted brushes: flats, angles, detail liner, small filbert (Princeton select size 6)
  • Paint and gel pens
  • Fine liner applicator for detail
  • Sennlier oil pastels/portrait set (optional: I encourage you to use what you prefer to modify the face)
  • Linseed oil (if using oils)
  • Small water spritzer
  • Pipette
  • Stylus or wooden skewer
  • Tracing graphite paper (for fox)
  • White Stabillo All pencil or white color pencil, artist crayon
  • Ruler
  • Fine detail scissors (mine are from The Paper Studio)
  • Micron pen .01
  • Pencils: H and mechanical
  • Water soluble graphite pencil
  • Inktense block: white
  • Water brush
  • Fixatives used:
    • Krylon matte finish
    • Karmar varnish
    • Workable fixative
  • Liquitex Satin Varnish (The Dame)

*In all videos I suggest alternatives to most supplies and encourage you to use what you have on hand


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7 reviews for THE ARISTOCRATS

  1. Heidi Nirk (verified owner)

    I loved every second of these classes. Kate Morgan is an exceptional teacher and her creativity is boundless. I learned so much about collaging and composition through this course that I am now incorporating the techniques I’ve learned into my own artwork. Totally inspiring! I highly recommend this ARISOCRATS!!

  2. Rosemarie Forsythe (verified owner)

    Truly wonderful class! I learned so many useful lessons and finally was able to create the figurative works that had eluded me in the past. The format of the class is great because you can go back and review lessons to refresh your memory or get details. Kate is a wonderful teacher, thoughtful with attention to detail that I appreciate. Her class is the best art class I’ve taken to date. I’ve been able to incorporate all the lessons I learned into my own art practice.

  3. Dianne Theresa Lacourciere

    Kate Morgan has a wonderful relaxed teaching style. Her technique using Venetian plaster with photo image transfer is such fun and she explains how to do
    each step so clearly. From this course I now know the type of art I want to make and it is mixed media with collage. The Artistocrats I highly recommend.

  4. Shelly Richardson (verified owner)

    This is a fabulous class!! It is not only super informative but fun! Kate explains every little thing to you so you know exactly what to do! She even shows you how to correct mistakes that we all know will happen. She is very personable and down to earth….you don’t feel like you are being talked AT or that anything is over your head! The techniques she shows are so fun to do!! I was so sad when this class was over! I’ve watched it several times now! Highly recommended!

  5. Mary Jane Quick (verified owner)

    I absolutely loved Kate’s class. She was so responsive to all of the students’ posts and questions we had.
    She is supportive, engaging, and so positive.
    Her creative spirit and expert eye that she is able to not only place on paper, but encourages others to do also, makes her such a generous art teacher.
    The peer support from the class added to whole experience.
    I am excited to learn more from her! Just waiting for her next class?

  6. Carrie Meigs (verified owner)

    Kate Morgan is a wonderful teacher. She shares her process in a very approachable way. The use of photo transfer was new to me and now I am hooked. The class (especially with Kate’s teaching) is meditative. I would recommend this to anyone interested in learning multimedia techniques.

  7. Mayeli Hansen (verified owner)

    Amazing course. Loved the artist. Following her now and hoping to take more courses with her. Loved the way she teaches. I also did my very first transfer and thanks to her nicely detailed instructions I was successful and so motivated to continue to experience with new projects. Thanks Kate!

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