Collage and Contextual Studies
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, A respected industry expert.
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.
- Practical collage making method
- Creative thinking
- Articulation of form
- Experimental collage
- Relevance of collage in popular culture
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.
Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may be interested in Creative Bookbinding: Traditional and Contemporary or Screen Printing: An Introduction.
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.
This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.
Selection of drawing pens