Collage and mixed media: experimental techniques

Course Dates: 09/01/23 - 06/02/23
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Collage is an exciting, accessible and creative medium. Experiment with a rich variety of materials and found images to make vibrant work experimenting with surface, form, colour and pattern, inspired by artists who make effective use of this way of working.
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Course Code: VH207

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Started Mon, day, 09 Jan - 06 Feb '23

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course of collage and mixed media techniques will initially introduce you to artists that work in this medium. You will then explore and experiment with different techniques of drawing, painting and mono-printing, to create rich paper surfaces for your collage. Cut and re-joined, these will then become a series of exciting and inventive collages.

What will we cover?

We will look at ideas around surface, scale, paper edges and paper qualities within Collage, and the importance of the quality of the initial paper surfaces. You will then be working with drawing, painting and mono-printing techniques on papers, that incorporate contrasts of lines and tone, to create rich and varied collages.

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

- Identify artists working with collage and the techniques used
- Explore drawing, using different mediums and styles
- Learn Mono-Printing techniques ¿
- Experiment with paint mixing and different ways of applying paint
- Create work using a variety of collage techniques ¿ ¿
- Develop a more explorative and experimental approach to your own artistic practice ¿
- Gain confidence to progress to further study and make an informed decision when choosing to study on a higher level collage and mixed media course. ¿.

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

The course is suitable for beginners and artists looking to experiment with new techniques.
Bring an open mind and sense of adventure.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

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

You will be taught through through an introduction to the Course that looks at Collage artists through Power-point presentations. Demonstrations, group discussion, individual tuition and encouragement will be ongoing. Although there is no work outside the class, bringing in visual references for inspiration is always a great idea.

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

All basic materials are provided.
Bringing in visual references for inspiration is always a great idea.

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

This introductory course may inspire you to develop your work in this area by enrolling onto 'Contemporary collage projects' or 'Collage and mixed media' courses.

Ruth Franklin

Ruth Studied Ceramics at Harrow College of Art, and MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art. From 1978 Ruth began as Art College lecturer, where she discovered her great love of teaching. In 1982 she began teaching regularly at Camberwell College of Art, on the Foundation and Degree Courses, and in 2002 she moved to City Lit, where she has been teaching regularly on Ceramic and Mixed Media Courses. Inspired by the expressive qualities of different mediums and techniques, Ruth’s work has moved from hand-built clay forms, to mixed-media sculptures, sewing, collage and drawing. Looking at personal experiences for inspiration, Ruth has been making sculptures inspired by her family history and professions. Ruth’s teaching aims to ignite students’ own personal expression, through diverse set projects, expressive materials used, and techniques taught. On-going encouragement of students’ strengths, enables confidence and self belief to develop. Ruth has exhibited extensively, and has her work in several Art Collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, and The Crafts Council, London. Website: Instagran: ruthfranklin_artist

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