This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing

in collaboration with ARTidotes Community Project

During the SoulCollage workshop, Cheryl Edwards will demystify the process of collage making and help you start creating a great piece of art. Cheryl will cover all the basics and teach you how to think about subject, composition, layout and consider materials step by step. Participants will learn about common materials and processes and will be invited to think about how uncommon materials (found objects, fabric, etc) complement common materials and bring depth and dimension to each artwork. You will learn which materials work well together and get lots of tips you can use when creating pieces in the future.


You will learn how to:

  • Create a collage base on wood and/or paper
  • Affix photo transfer and found objects to a piece
  • Use drawings to enhance imagery
  • Add texture with gesso and acrylic paint
  • Seal the entire work with pour on medium or gel medium


  • Canvas board, wood board, or heavy paper
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Glue or mod podge or wheat paste
  • Charcoal
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Found Objects
  • Sketch Board

Suggested Donation: $10

ARTidotes Community Project


A community project created by Carolina Mayorga

In partnership with Irene Clouthier, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, and Smith Center Artist in Residence Program at Inova Schar Cancer Institute.

Featuring original artwork created in-gallery by Travis Childers, Alexandra Delafkaran, Heloisa Escudero, Carolina Mayorga, Marta Staudinger and Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell

ARTidotes is an ambitious community project, created by Carolina Mayorga to integrate art into daily life throughout Washington, DC, and highlighting art’s active role in the community as an accessible and therapeutic resource.  

This project is inspired by the mission and values promoted by the Healing Arts Gallery and curated by Irene Clouthier. ARTidotes is an evolving collective exhibition with 17 local and international artists of a variety of disciplines, in-gallery and off-site activities and extensive virtual/in-person community-based programming.  

In-gallery Artist Residencies with Carolina Mayorga, Heloisa Escudero, Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell, Travis Childers, Marta Staudinger, and Alexandra Delafkaran

Happenings with Greg Svitil, Cheryl Edwards, Akemi Maegawa, Sobia Ahmad, Carmen Torres

About Cheryl Edwards

Cheryl D. Edwards began her studies in art around 1988 in New York City in a class at the Art Student League taught by Ernest Crichlow. She has been living in Washington, D.C. for the past 26 years, and has exhibited in Washington, D.C., New York, Virginia, Maryland, Miami, Texas, Pennsylvania, Rotterdam, Germany, Monaco, and Hong Kong. Edwards’ practice centers around painting and printmaking with her main mediums being oil, ink, mixed media and acrylics.