WHAT IS COLLAGE?
Collage (from the French Coller, to glue) is an artwork and process which can include coloured or painted papers, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, photographs, found objects, portions of other artworks or texts and textiles, glued to paper or canvas.
WHAT WILL WE DO TOGETHER?
We will explore three diffreent approaches to collage. Together we will discuss and create works using:
- Matisse style paper cut outs using layered painted paper
- 20th Century style surrealist landscapes and scenes using collage
- Vintage etchings and their use in collage
We will also discuss how collage elements can be used to create texture in mixed media pieces, and layered with paint and drawing materials.
We will also discuss different options for glue, as well as copyright considerations.
Students will leave with 3-5 A5 pieces pieces on water colour paper, depending on teh speed that they prefer to work.
WHAT MATERIALS WILL WE USE?
Paper, glue, ephemera, printed and hand painted papers, ribbons, beads, sequins, stitching, pens and markers. All these will be provided.
Collage sheets with copyright free full colour materials to cut out will be provided to each participant.
However if you have favourite images, coloured paper or similar feel free to also bring them along.
ANY EXPERIENCE NEEDED?
Nope. As long as you are willing to jump in and give some things a try this class will be fine for you. You will find your style and techniques may expand simply through seeing the ways that your fellow makers engage with the materials.
This workshop will suit people who scrapbook, doodle, paint, draw, or like collage but would like to try using collage to create stand alone art pieces or as backgrounds for mixed media art.
Hanouts and examples shared with participants.
Warm up activities will be used to get us moving and making with fun.
Saturday 22 October 2016
Runs 1pm - 4pm. Please arrive at 12.45 so there is time for getting a cup of tea, name tags etc. This workshop is designed to be intensive and dynamic, but there is definitely room for people to work at their own pace.
One Saturday a month in 2016, beginning in April I will be highlighting a different method, material or project for those keen to learn some of the technical aspects of art making but in a totally experimental, fun and playful way. See http://jadeherriman.com/workshops/ for more info.
Class costs $75.00 plus booking fee for an adult. Children between the ages of 11 and 15 are welcome, if accompanied by a participating adult (parent or guardian). An admit two: adult plus child ticket costs $110.00 (plus booking fee). All materials provided. Afternoon tea included. Please email to notify of any dietary requirements or allergies - info [at ] jade herriman [dot] com
Please note that unfortunately this venue does not have wheelchair access and all access to our level 1 room is via a staircase. If you have access or mobility issues but woudl like to participate please let me know as I can in some circumstances arrange workshops for private groups.
Please text the faciltator if you are running late as the front doors are closed once workshop commences.
This event requires 6 participants to go ahead. The workshop will be confirmed one week prior to the workshop date. Should numbers be insufficient, the workshop will be cancelled at this time and a full refund given to all participants.
Jade is a transpersonal art therapist and coach who loves mixed media art making and does it for fun, alongside her work with clients. Her approach to art making is playful and experimental and she has cycled through a wide range of different materials, styles and techniques in her work over many years. She is a firm believer in art for self expression and wellbeing, and offers these short mini masterclasses within a framework of art therapy - to help participants become more aware of critical inner voices, to encourage particiupants to align their work with feelings and life experiences, and to create a respectful group dynamic for sharing and learning, all while having fun and learning about a new art technique or material.