Start contemporary collage and mixed media
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VM443
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
This class aims to introduce you to mixed-media and composition, with a variety of materials and found images using the manipulation of collage, print and paper relief.
Briefly looking at existing artist’s work and that of previous students, you will experiment with materials, processes and image-making, in a fast track but expressive way!
The course may appeal to anyone interested in mixed-media, but also quick expressive image making.
What will we cover?
- Look at existing work.
- Quick intro to mono-print, collage, overlays and composition.
- Group evaluation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
You should come away with a final piece of expressive collage that you can use for further inspiration.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a course for students who are beginners or just want to try something new.
No experience is needed, but if you already have art skills you could really push your limits in a short time.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Handouts, presentations, demonstrations and practical work with feedback.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials are provided.
If you wish to bring personal and useful images, that would be very welcome.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may wish to develop your work in collage and mixed media on one of the 'Contemporary collage and mixed media' courses, 'Abstract drawing', 'Large scale sketchbook' or 'Large-scale drawing and painting' courses.
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.