Collage and Papercutting
Delve into the versatile and expressive art form of collage and papercutting. Working only with paper, acrylic colors, gold or silver leaf and an X-Acto knife, you will gain new skills while learning the fundamentals of art and design. Explore color theory and gain an understanding of compositional balance through cutting up and reassembling your artwork into new creations. By the end of this workshop, you will have created a small collection of works on paper composed and structured with a new vision.
This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Aug. 12. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Thursday, August 26.
What you will learn:
You will make a figurative and abstract composition using cut out forms
Learn how to paint with acrylics to be used in cutting and assemblage of a new composition
Learn how to create specific drawings for cutting and reassembly
Learn the process of applying gold and silver leaf
Learn the process of cutting up drawings with X-Acto knives in order to reassemble and understand the compositional balance
Learn how to use different materials and objects to make a composition
X-Acto knife #1
Strathmore water color paper, cold press, 140 lb (300g/m2)
Acid free glue
one sheet of foam board, (¼-inch width)
A variety of paintbrush sizes for acrylic paint
Acrylic color (yellow, blue, red, white, black)
Metal ruler (24-inch)