Collage and Contextual Studies

Student work - image of collage people

Student's collage work

Image of student work showing a collage of leg and textures.

Student's collage work

Image of student collage work - showing a book with portrait cut out

Student's collage work

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Student's collage work

Image of student collage work - showing books and prints on a shelf

Student's collage work

In the art and design world, great importance is placed on the ability to generate interesting visual ideas. In this course, you will explore collage as a practical, creative, method-making medium for generating ideas. You will experience collage as a tool for thinking, as a means for articulating form, as inspiration for transferring your ideas to your art practice, and be encouraged to push visual boundaries...

Taught by: Kalvin Collins.

Description

In the art and design world, great importance is placed on the ability to generate interesting visual ideas. In this course, you will explore collage as a practical, creative, method-making medium for generating ideas.

You will experience collage as a tool for thinking, as a means for articulating form, as inspiration for transferring your ideas to your art practice, and be encouraged to push visual boundaries.

The potential of collage will be explored as a versatile means of creating imagery, as a process of layering and juxtaposition that uses fragments of other media such as painting, printmaking, photography and text, among others. 

Topics Covered

  • Practical collage making method
  • Creative thinking
  • Articulation of form
  • Experimental collage
  • Relevance of collage in popular culture

Course Outcomes

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Understand the themes, ideas and practices associated with collage
  • Demonstrate the technical processes of collage in works of your own personal style
  • Select reproduction techniques and exploit these forms effectively
  • Create a sketchbook and visual diary as a record of your research, idea generation and creative solutions

Who Should Attend
Those looking to enrich their art practice. You do not need any previous experience in this area, only an enthusiasm and an open mind in the creative methods of collage artists. 

Level
Beginner.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may be interested in Creative Bookbinding: Traditional and Contemporary or Screen Printing: An Introduction.




Tutor information

Kalvin Collins is an experienced practising artist and highly motivated lecturer with extensive experience teaching at all levels. 

He has exhibited widely in the UK and around the world, France, U.S.A., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Colombia. His works are held in private and public collections, and he has been awarded many prizes for painting as well as judging art awards. In 1997 he won the prestigious William Hodges Fellowship and was Artist-In-Residence. 

His professional background is wide ranging and has led him into many creative areas as an exhibiting gallery artist, production artist in film, television and theatre. His solo and collaborative projects with leading industry professionals have gained him considerable practical and theoretical knowledge in all the visual arts. 

His main emphasis is on artistic practice, developing new ideas and innovating artistic skills that he imparts with generosity and clarity.

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Materials

Please bring with you:

Brushes- Nylon
Ink
Selection of drawing pens
Acrylic/Gouache Paint
Glue
Scissors

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
12/12/2016 - 16/12/2016Monday - Friday11:00 - 17:005 Days£650Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket