Contemporary collage in graphic design

Course Dates: 14/09/21 - 05/10/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Working with collage is a direct communication from eye to hand that generates the unexpected. This short course will take you on a creative journey using hands-on collage methods relevant today in contemporary design. Discover your own unique style and take creative control exploring principles used in graphic design; contrast, balance, hierarchy, repetition and alignment.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00

Course Code: VK256

Tue, eve, 14 Sep - 05 Oct '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Through a series of exercises you will explore various collage techniques to guide you in generating imagery, dynamic relationships between type and image as well as creative uses in typography to develop ideas.
You will learn the importance of ‘play’ that is key to stretch your creative thinking and develop skills in visual problem solving. Encouragement will be given to take an experimental approach and to take risks in your design work. There will be the opportunity to explore and discuss the work of contemporary designers who use collage.

What will we cover?

- The relationship between type + image
- Creative use of typography
- Basic graphic design principles
- Visual problem solving
- Contemporary designers using collage.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Demonstrate an ability to present ideas using a range of collage techniques
- Demonstrate an understanding of page layout using type and imagery
- Demonstrate an ability to solve visual problems
- Have an awareness of collage in a contemporary context.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is open to everyone and all levels. From complete beginners who want to build their skills in image making and collage to those with a creative background wishing to take ideas in a new direction.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Presentations, demonstrations, practical exercises and handouts. Additional tasks to complete at home will be set for each session. Completion is encouraged to help you get the most out of the course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All basic materials are provided. If you have particular imagary you wish to use as part of the course, please bring this with you. We advise you brin a sketchbook to record your ideas and development.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City offers a range of courses and workshops within collage and mixed media or alternatively why not look at our graphic design and printmaking courses. For more information please visit our website.

Pam Williams

Pam Williams is a designer and an educator with a wealth of industry experience. Working with leading architects, including Foster and Partners to create exhibition and signage design. Whilst at The Museum of London she produced graphic illustrations for inhouse Archaeology publications. She is responsible for the visual identity and promotional material for Peckham based Ganapati Restaurant. Pam has been lead as well as contributed to teaching Visual Communications at the University of the Arts on the Foundation course and for Central Saint Martin Summer School Programme. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins and The Royal College of Art.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.