Push the concept and practice of collage off the page (even off the paper itself!) as you use simple cut, torn, and manipulated paper in multiple layers to redefine a household object of choice

Dates:
Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $175
Class Size: 12

NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom platform
Class meets Sunday Sep 18, 2022 from 10am-1pm & 2-4pm

Advanced Collage Techniques is the fun result of local artist and printmaker Gwendolyn Tatreaux’s lifelong adoration of paper, the printed word, and image juxtaposition. The class will explore the “origin” of collage w multiple lenses: its underground roots in zine and Fluxus movements, as well as its original rise to fame in the mainstream art world via Picasso and Braque. We’ll look at influences from mail artist Ray Johnson and the lesser-known Black Mountain Correspondence School, to the hugely influential Rauschenberg and apply his at-home photo transfer and Combine techniques. 

With decoupage, we will use simple cut, torn, and manipulated paper in multiple layerings to redefine a household object of choice. Word-play and image games are encouraged! Paper-weaving, image-slurry, and basic cordage will all be demonstrated.

The class will push the concept and practice of collage off the page (even off the paper itself)!

Basic tools and supplies needed include:

ModPodge or Elmer’s glue, paper scraps, photographs and collected (mostly 2-d) ephemera, a few laser printed or xerox images, newspapers/old books/magazines, brushes, scissors, glue stick (UHU is great,) wooden kitchen spoon, household essential oil such as lavender or mint, xacto/sharp cutting knife and blade(s), a pair of hands and a whole lot of inspiration.

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Instructor: Gwen Tatreaux

Gwendolyn Tatreaux is a printmaker and poet living and working on an island (Islesboro) in the Penobscot Bay of Maine. Her work is a visually rich and a meaningful exploration…