Collage: Focus on Still Life

Collage and mixed media can often be a catalyst for change in your work, and a refreshing way to handle familiar media. We will look at artists who use collage in their work, explore the classic genre of the still life, and experiment working in collage from observation. We will work with different papers, your own discarded art, as well as any water-based media. Students will work towards developing a sense of continuity in a larger body of work.

What you will learn in this class:

  • Become familiar with new materials and explore ways of combining them through experimentation

  • Develop a small series of artworks based on a theme

  • Explore working from your imagination, not relying on observation

  • Learn from classmates by observing their work and through group conversations

  • Experience art-making with simple materials and without any any art background required

Required supplies:

  • Many supplies are included, however you may wish to purchase additional supplies

  • Scissors

  • Elmer’s glue

  • Interesting or decorative papers to share

  • Midway into term you may want to bring in your own discarded art