Collage: Exploring Techniques and Content

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Instructor Lorna Stevens

Collage, the art of applying paper, photographs, fabric and more to a flat surface, offers artists the opportunity to appropriate and repurpose images and materials, expanding the expressive qualities of picture making. In this workshop, collage is explored through class projects, presentations of related current and historical art and group critiques.

Workshop Structure:

The instructor will post recorded 30 minute demonstrations to Dropbox for students to watch prior to the next meeting. Demonstrations will cover techniques such as adhesions, material usage, critique protocols, how to photograph one's work. Each demonstration will speak specifically to the next workshop session. 

30 minute PowerPoint presentations will also be available for students to watch before each workshop session. Presentations will highlight artwork pertaining to each session's subject of focus. The instructor will record voiceover narrative that explains who/ what/ why of the images and how the featured artists and works relate to and inspire the day's assignment.

During the 90 minute live workshop sessions, we will work together, discuss topics presented in the asynchronous presentations and share time making together. 

After the 90 minute synchronous meeting, additional time for one-on-one questions and answers by chat or in breakout rooms. Students post images of their completed works that are compiled by instructor to share and discuss as a group in subsequent meetings.

Handouts and student images will be available online for students to read and share.

Instructor will mail students a packet of collage materials.


Vanessa Ohta, ACAD Spring 2020

Fee: $195
Dates: 7/15/20-8/12/20
Day: Wednesdays
Synchronized meeting time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Number of meetings: 5
Location: Online

Students must have a computer with internet access and a webcam to participate in the workshop.