The Joy of Collage – Playing With Paper, Scissors, and Glue
The art form of collage goes back one hundred years, beginning with Picasso, adopted by surrealists, employed by mid-century modernist painters, becoming a staple in popular culture across all mediums. It has grown in popularity over the decades as a truly unique form of expression. People use it for personal reflection as a sort of a visual journal; they use it to make political statements; they use it to create comical images… the medium is limitless, and everyone can do it.
Come join us in unleashing and exploring your spirit of play, as we explore the medium by doing a variety of exercises guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. Creating pieces takes us painlessly into the territory of art basics, such as composition, texture, abstraction, color vs black and white, just to name a few. In addition to making our own collages, we will play with each other, by starting a piece, then passing it on to someone else to finish – the results are always a delightful surprise to all.
This class is about having fun together in a group, and we always take time to look at and share our thoughts about each other’s work in a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere.
One of the many joys of this medium is that no prior experience is needed to jump in and have success right away. It is a very forgiving form of art, the only danger being that once you start, you may become addicted to it.
There will be printed material such as magazines on hand, and you are invited to bring your own unique papers or materials as well.
This class will be held on Mondays from 1:30 – 3 pm from September to October. Each session consists of 3 weeks and is $45 for each 3-week session and includes materials. If you register for this event while on THIS PAGE, you are registering for the session that consists of Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31.
About Your Instructor – Deborah Stevenson
Deborah Stevenson received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. She is an artist, a mother, and a teacher. Her experience ranges from working in underserved communities, in youth and senior centers, schools and hospitals, to teaching at art centers in Baltimore, New York, and now Maine.
With a background in both theatre and art, Deborah has a talent for working with people, putting them at ease and exciting them about their own abilities and strengths.
Nothing gives me more satisfaction than sharing my love of collage, and seeing people of all ages bloom as they discover their creative side, and bring it to life through making art. My workshops foster the spirit of freedom through self-expression in a warm environment with others. The surprise and pleasure of creating is a gateway to joy.