Dates: 3 Days: Nov. 4-6, 2021
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM
Location: Chota Room A
Supply List: Collage Class Materials List
Please review the materials list options. There are 2 options, a) pay a $20 materials fee at the first class that will provide some of the supplies OR b) bring all supplies yourself.
Cost: AGTV Members:$90, Non-Members: $125
Class Size: Min 5, Max 12 *** Class Full***
Sign-up: Contact Kathy Payne (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the waitlist
Cancellation Policy: Participants may cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the Workshop for a refund minus a $5 processing charge. There will be no refunds within 30 days of the workshop. If AGTV or the instructor cancels the workshop, participants will get a full refund.
Workshop Content: Create fun new images from bits and pieces of magazines. We’ll start by mining magazine pages to build pallettes of color, texture and shape. Learn to create abstract images, landscapes, faces, and figures from torn pieces of paper. Use subtle imagery to tell a story, extract personal meaning, or simply create for fun!
Day one, learn about the tricks of the trade — how to use magazines as your source of color, drama, and texture and which substrates, products and tools work best. We will review the work of contemporary collage artists to observe techniques and find inspiration. You will create several forms of collage papers for use in future work. While your papers dry, you will create an abstract composition from magazine parts alone. This will be quick, intuitive work. Finally,you will use your morning papers to build an abstract collage focusing on color and texture.
Day two, learn how to compose a more complex image from magazine parts. We’ll review examples of collage landscapes, figures, and still life and discuss the mechanics of composing an image. Artists may choose an image of their own or follow Kathy’s lead to create this more complex image. Along the way, learn techniques for reducing wrinkles and bubbles, crutches for refining an image, methods for adding shading and values, and ideas for working in the negative spaces.
Day three will be reserved for completing your work. Kathy will share tips on finishing, sealing, and displaying your masterpiece.
Biography: I love to create with paper — cut, torn, sliced, ripped, painted, and reassembled. I am particularly drawn to the look, color, texture and malleable nature of torn magazines and painted papers. Images originally meant to convey one message in a magazine can be used to communicate something entirely new in a work of art. An automobile advertisement might become part of a face. A face might become part of an abstract image. Disparate images can be used to tell a story or to extract personal meaning. Discovering hidden images embedded in collage creates a mystery that I simply can’t resist! I have been collaging for 15 years and never grow tired of it. Come explore with me. Kathy
COVID safety precautions include:
- Face masks required during demonstrations and close contact situations,
- Close-contact demos minimized by using projector
- Artists’ tables spaced 6-10 feet apart — masks optional when socially distanced,
- Participation via Zoom possible for artists wishing to join from home.