Large-scale mixed media projects
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
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Course Code: VH476
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Duration: 4 sessions (over 5 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This short course introduces you to how artists use collage and mixed media and how you can explore and experiment with different techniques through a series of practical exercises, to create complete pieces of large scale work or studies that can be used for further development.
What will we cover?
We will look at ideas around form, space, scale and juxtaposition whilst working with assemblage, collage and decollage, working with found imagery and objects alongside your own mark-making.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Identify artists working with collage and the techniques used
- Create large scale work using a variety of collage techniques
- Create large scale mixed media work
- Incorporate a more explorative, open-minded approach to your own artistic practice
- Gain confidence to progress to further study and make an informed decision when choosing 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?
Presentations, demonstrations, group discussion and individual tuition. You will work individually and in groups. Come with an open mind and a willingness to experiment and to collaborate with others.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All basic materials are provided.
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 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: www.ruth-franklin.co.uk Instagran: ruthfranklin_artist
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