"Is This Art?" Collage & Drawings without Drawing-- workshop series--starts Sept 19

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"Is This Art?" Collage & Drawings without Drawing-- workshop series--starts Sept 19

195.00

Maybe you remember a cut and paste project from elementary school, trimming photos from magazines and sticking them to poster board. Maybe you’ve seen the color paper cut outs of Matisse. Or maybe you about a conference for collage artists in New Orleans in July (Kolaj Fest!) .

Whatever your experience, the accessibility and versatility of collage has lead to an explosion of popularity. For artists of any medium, it offers a quick, experimental approach to making work, with few of the confines of a detailed process. For people who don’t think they are creative enough for art but want an outlet, collage is a forgiving and exciting format.

In this 4 week workshop, we will explore many approaches to collage and making artwork using our hands and without needing to draw. We will start with the basics: cutting and gluing and the elements of a composition. From there we will discuss strategies used by contemporary collage artists, and build as we explore image transfer techniques, embellishing through embroidery and paper cutting. Though most of our exercises could be considered collage, we will go beyond the ideas of cut and paste as we explore layering, multiplicity, and alteration.

Through experiments and exercises using found images, layering and lo-tech techniques, we will work to free creativity from doubt and start making.

This class is open to all levels of adult students, whether you haven’t taken an art class since high school, or if you are a working artist looking for a new medium. Collage can be a freeing, fresh way of creating compositions, whether they stand on their own or become sketches for other work. This class is meant to be a catalyst to (re-) discovering your creative practice.

This series is designed to complement the “I Can’t Draw” workshop series, though completion of one is not necessary for enrollment in the other.

Classes will be held on 4 Thursday evenings —9,19, 9/26,10/19 &10/17—NO CLASS 10/3!— from 6-9 pm at Paper Machine 6330 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans. All materials are provided. The fee for this class is $195.

Cancellation policy: if you must withdraw from the class after signing up, you will be credited towards a future class with 72 hours notice. If you must withdraw without 72 hours notice, your payment is forfeited. Please contact gutwrenchpress@gmail.com with any questions. If a minimum number of students have not signed up one week before the class is scheduled to start, the class will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.

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