Collage and Mixed Media
Welcome to the wonderful world of collage, a flexible, adaptive way to work that can refresh your way of seeing and using materials. We will work with ‘common’ materials such as magazines, old papers, old artwork (if available) and non-toxic, water-based supplies. We will discuss color and composition as we move from week to week on our projects, combining papers and mixed media to create our pieces. Each class will include both demos and examples, as well as time for feedback from the instructor and fellow students.
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.
What you will learn:
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
Two water containers
Two old brushes
Watercolors or gouache, or any water–based paint, pastels and /or crayons, colored pencils
Papers: magazines, newspaper, brown wrapping paper, gift wrap, and interesting stuff from your recycling bin, i.e. the inside of old business envelopes, newsprint, old art, plain sketchbook paper or computer paper
Backings: suggested sizes of 9″ x 12″, 8″ x 10″, and 6″ x 6″, the smallest. Mat board, cardboard, old canvas or canvas board, old art, heavy paper, such as Bristol board or watercolor paper all work well.