One of the advantages of confining your collage to a sketchbook is continuity.
It offers the ability to respond to the previous collage in an interesting way, a kind of collage journal or diary if you will and in the end you have a visual record that has an inspiring narrative.
This class will focus on keeping collage in a book form with the various techniques practiced in traditional collage (list those from the other description here) but with a continuous thread that in the end tells a story – intentional or not.
Another advantage of sketchbook collage is the ability to have all your collages at your finger tips where you can add changes to previous collages if you need to.
It is also fun to combine collage with drawings and words to create a richer dialogue.
We will use cut paper, vintage ephemera, old photos, tissue paper, water color and drawing, homemade modeling clay stamps, old letters, and postage stamps. You are encouraged to create a stockpile of images by carefully cutting out as many pieces as you can during the first hour. Bring good scissors or a sharp knife.
Materials to bring: papers, old magazines, glue (Yes paste, Elmer’s), good scissors, any medium that might lend itself to collage. Please bring inexpensive paint brushes and your drawing implements.
Beginning in October we ask for a $5 contribution towards the heating cost.
These are individual workshops:
Oct 22, 10 am to 4 pm at my studio, Fee $90; min 2, max 4 participants
Nov 7. 10 am to 4 pm at my studio, Fee $90; min 2, max 4 participants
Nov 16+17 at Pratt (< link – scroll down to “Encaustic with Mixed Media”)
Please contact us HERE to sign up or if you have questions