The Art of Collage
starts April 5, 2017
seven consecutive Wednesday evenings 6 - 9pm
Instructor: Sebastian Matthews
Art of Collage is a hands-on workshop that includes critique, in-class exercises and weekly “homework” sessions. As workshop leader, I will guide participants in learning about the nature and history of collage making while providing the group with a variety of specific collage techniques, overall creative strategies, and examples of contemporary and modern collage work. Along the way, we will study the work of Kurt Schwitters, Man Ray, Hannah Hoch, Romare Bearden, Ray Johnson, and others. In addition, we will host local collage artists; and, by course’s end, each participant will have completed a large-scale collage that will be included in a group show at BookWorks.
Each student should bring a small treasure trove of potential collage materials, which could include: family photographs (or color copies); random papers and fabrics; old magazines and books; found objects; old posters and postcards; etc. It’s important that you interrogate your obsessions and try to create thematic underpinnings in your choices. Do not worry about being excessive or irrational.