Start contemporary collage
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VH053
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
This short course introduces you to how contemporary artists use collage and mixed media as inspiration to explore and experiment with a variety of creative processes. Through a series of practical exercises you will make new work 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 work using a variety of collage techniques
- Create 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.
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. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
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. If you have any objects or imagery you’d like to work with, feel free to bring them with you.
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 and mixed media' or 'Mixed media drawing and collage'.
Simon English emerged on the London Art scene in 1994, with an exhibition of painting at the Saatchi Gallery as part of Young British Art 111. He has become best known for his large and small-scale works on paper, often described as painted drawings. He has exhibited internationally at The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; Musee D'Art Contemporaine de Val de Marne (MAC VAL), Paris France; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut, U.S.A; Sammlung Essi, Vienna, Austria; Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland; LAM Lille, France; Rohkunstbau XXII, Germany, Paisley Museum Scotland; The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Tate Britain, London, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands; Galerie Delacroix French Institute, Tanglers, Morrocco; Galerie du Jour Agnes B, Paris, France. In March 2018, the artist's new book, 'SIMON ENGLISH: my big self decoy justin beiber', was launched in the UK by Black Dog Publishing. In 2020 Simon will be presenting his largest solo show to date, at the Transpalette centre D'Arte in Bourges, followed by a solo show at Allegra Projects in St Moritz.
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.