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'...Laura's collage workshop was one of the most beneficial activities I've done in the past few years. Who knew that sitting around cutting things up and pasting them to a sheet of paper could be so enlightening?... The reminder to embrace our creative being and to recognize its value and centrality in our human existence was so perfect for this particular moment in history, and of course is always relevant.' -Liz S.
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an introduction to analog collage and creative process
Explore paper collage and develop your creativity! This Collage Workshop will guide you through the collage making process from start to finish helping you learn and create along the way. Beginning with 2D design basics then moving onto source material selection and composition, you will discover the simplicity and richness of collage. Skill instruction includes cutting, tearing, and gluing techniques in conjunction with concept development and visual storytelling.
With practical tips and exercises, learn to recontextualize images in abstract and literal ways to convey your own expression. Collage is an incredibly accessible medium that can help unlock new artistic perspectives. Find meditative relief and creative reward by constructing paper elements into your new vision in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Spend a session and share in community as we discuss collage artists, photomontages, deconstruction, and reimaginings of history, culture, and media through paper art.
All materials are provided. In addition to your final composition, you will receive a take-home selection of source materials, glue stick, and limited edition Cut & Placed handmade 'zine to encourage and inspire your collaging journey.
All skill levels & abilities welcome.
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