Collage to Canvas

Join us on Collage to Canvas and you’ll learn how painting support or canvas can accommodate much more than just paint alone. Join us for a hands-on exploration and learn to effectively use mixed media in your practice.We’ll show you how to use a range of techniques including collage on canvas and photo-transfer processes, combining text, texture, paint and found objects onto canvas and board, with the intent of creating exciting mixed media works...

Taught by: Rupert Hartley.

Description

Join us on Collage to Canvas and you’ll learn how painting support or canvas can accommodate much more than just paint alone. Join us for a hands-on exploration and learn to effectively use mixed media in your practice.

We’ll show you how to use a range of techniques including collage on canvas and photo-transfer processes, combining text, texture, paint and found objects onto canvas and board, with the intent of creating exciting mixed media works.

With guidance from a professional artist, you will undertake a series of exercises examining a range of canvas collage methods, as well as undertaking your own self-initiated project. You will also take a look at the history of mixed media painting and the artists who use it – including, Robert Rauschenberg, Kurt Schwitters and Chelsea College of Arts Alumni such as Chris Ofili and John Latham.

Topics Covered

  • History of mixed media painting
  • Collage
  • Photo-transfer
  • Text
  • Textures
  • Paint
  • Found Objects
  • Projects
Course Outcomes
By the end of the course you will have gained confidence in using mixed media and you will have learned a number of collage on canvas techniques for doing so. You will also have an understanding of how mixed media painting has evolved through the 20th century and how to incorporate it into your work.

Who Should Attend
Anyone who is excited by the idea of taking a painting beyond the surface of a canvas. You may have some experience of painting or be a complete beginner.

Course Level
All levels welcome

Tutor information

Rupert Hartley is a practicing artist and art and design tutor who has worked on the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Foundation Diploma in Art and Design , University of the Arts London for the past 15 years. 

Originally trained in printed textile design at the Glasgow School of Art he worked for a number of years as a print designer before studying an MA Art in Architecture at UEL. 

Since then he has realised numerous exhibitions, art projects and commissioned artworks, notably a recent series of commissioned Flags for the Collections and Usher Gallery in Lincoln and a Billboard commission for Bloc Projects in Sheffield. 

His studio practice combines painting and mixed media works developing experimental and exploratory processes and artworks in both 2d and 3d.

http://ruperthartley.com/
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Materials

Please bring the following items with you on the first day:

  • A selection of magazines/ found images

  • Black and white/colour photocopies for photo transfer, laser copies are better than inkjet for photo transfer, bring A3 and A4 images

  • Scissors and a Craft knife

  • PVA glue

  • 2 part epoxy adhesive – such as ‘araldite’

  • Drawing materials (pencils, charcoal, erasers etc...)

  • Current or new sketch book

  • Painting equipment, brushes, palette knife, rollers, sponges, combs etc.

  • At least 3 painting supports such as canvas, mdf board, or birch ply panel.

  • A smart phone or iPad to source images (if you have one)

A selection of materials will also be provided. 

Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.






Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
10/12/2018 - 13/12/2018Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£525Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
08/04/2019 - 11/04/2019Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£525Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket