Creative Collage Workshops at Port and Lemon
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About the Course
This course is running both daytime and evening commencing 27 September 2018.
Come and join us in the Port and Lemon studio and discover the art of collage. Make your own papers to collage using various painting and hand printing techniques. We will help you produce lots of wonderful textures and patterns on paper using brushes, found objects and a selection of mediums, come and get messy and let your creativity go!
Once you have built up a collection of different papers you can start to play and invent your own individual collage style using paper cuts, layers and mark making. It will involve lots of cutting and sticking so something that’s easy for all abilities.
Week 1 – Thursday 27 September 10am – 12pm
An introduction to collage, we will spend a short time looking at other collage artists and discuss their merits, how they use pattern, colour and layering to create a picture, what sort of things could inspire us. We will also take a look at the different techniques we can use to change a boring piece of paper into something much more exciting. We will start to create our own papers, concentrating this week on mark making using different mediums and tools such as brushes, rollers, pencils, wax crayons etc.
Week 2 – Thursday 4 October 2018 10am – 12pm
This week we look at other forms of creating interesting papers by using various ways of hand printing including block and mono printing, stencilling and resist. It’s a chance to immerse yourself in the freedom of hand printing- never quite knowing what results you might achieve, always a fun way to spend a few hours!
Week 3 – Thursday 11 October 2018 10am – 12pm
So we now have a big resource of papers to use and lots of ideas buzzing around our heads. This week we start to think about what to collage, such as subject matter, colour scheme, pattern, imagery and the end product. Maybe you want to just make a piece of wall art, or perhaps the idea of creating a note book or journal sounds appealing. We will have lots of ideas, templates and inspiration to get you making something you can be proud of.
Week 4 – Thursday 18 October 2018 10am – 12pm
We carry on with our design ideas and expand our collage designs, perhaps trying new product ideas such as greeting or Christmas cards. We finish the course with a good look at what everyone has produced and discuss what techniques, colour schemes and designs work well and what to do next with your new collage skills!
We will be with you every step of the way, in a small class like this you will all get lots of help and attention and hopefully we can get you producing some amazing, colourful and contemporary designs and pictures to be proud of.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The course is four weeks, two hour sessions per week, run on consecutive weeks, refreshments are provided and it is fine for all artistic abilities, even those who believe they don’t have any! All materials are provided, just bring enthusiasm!
If you like the sound of this course and would like to share the experience with friends (max 4 people per workshop), we are happy to create a course around dates to suit you. Just get in touch