Graphic design collage workshop

Course Dates: 29/07/24 - 31/07/24
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
Take a deep dive into a specific process, media or tool, with our Visual Communication Workshops.
In this workshop, learn the importance of ‘play’ and risk-taking in the design process – through the brilliant medium of collage, which perfectly lends itself to consequence-free visual exploration.

Workshops throw the spotlight onto niche areas of the visual communication field, enabling you to hone higher-level skills and gain deeper insights.
Workshops tend to have a practical focus, with little or no conceptual or contextual elements, although this varies by course.
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Graphic design collage workshop
  • Course Code: VZ425
  • Dates: 29/07/24 - 31/07/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Taught: Mon-Wed, Daytime
  • Duration: 3 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Pam Williams

Course Code: VZ425

Mon-Wed, day, 29 Jul - 31 Jul '24

Duration: 3 sessions

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

Work with a range of collage techniques to generate experimental and unexpected outcomes. At the same time, explore key principles used in graphic design, such as, contrast, balance, hierarchy, repetition and alignment.
Collage is a great way to ‘play’ because it is easily manipulated to generate multiple possible outcomes, which stretches creative thinking and visual problem-solving skills. Also, creative risks can be taken, without dire consequences (such as ‘ruining’ a piece of work).
There will also be the opportunity to explore and discuss the work of contemporary designers who use collage.
As this course foregrounds exploration and ‘rule-breaking’, it is suitable for learners from beginner, upwards.

What will we cover?

Practical Skills:
• Explore a range of collage techniques
• Relationships between type & image
• Basic graphic design principles
• ‘Play’ and ‘Risk’ for visual problem solving
• Recognising when an unexpected outcome is worth preserving

Conceptual Skills:
• Critical evaluation of your own and others’ work will be facilitated throughout the course.

• Examples of relevant works by historical and/or contemporary creatives will be drawn upon at strategic points throughout the course.

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

Use the specific process, media or tool you have been studying – at least to a competent skill-level.

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

This course is suitable for beginner learners, upwards.

English-language competency is required: you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information. You may need to take short written notes for your own use and take part in group discussions.

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

- Presentations
- Demonstrations
- Practical work
- Individual and group tutoring
- Group discussion

Additional/extension activities may be set for you to complete at home or outside of the course hours. Completion of additional tasks is encouraged to help you get the most out of the course. Where required your tutor will discuss these with you.
This course is supported by Google Classroom as a Virtual Learning Environment. When you log on you will be able to access course material, presentations, and handouts etc. and may be asked to complete learner progress records. You can find help via the student help centre on the City Lit website.
Please note it is important that you sign up and log in to your course Google classroom prior to the first session. Joining detail will be sent to you via email (check your junk/spam folder).

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

At City Lit, access to basic materials and resources are available as part of this course. We advise you to bring an A5/A4 sketchbook for the recording of ideas and an A3 folder and/or a USB drive to transport work to and from City Lit.¿ Additional materials required as part of the course will be discussed by your tutor if required. ¿
Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencils to printing services, at 15% off.¿
To get 15% LGC discount, you will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment and being a student at City Lit. You can apply in-store or by simply emailing with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. Student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here-¿.

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

We recommend looking at our range of workshops in graphic design, illustration, children’s book illustration and graphic novels to see what’s on offer. In addition, we have Introductory, Developing and Studio courses in all these subjects.

For more information about any of the courses on offer, 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.