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. We suggest you have some prior drawing experience in order to participate in and enjoy this workshop.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for spring term assistance is Friday, March 10; Notifications will be sent by Monday, March 13.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

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

Required supplies:

  • 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)

  • Cutting mat

  • Metal ruler (24-inch)