Dive into the techniques and aesthetics of digital collage using combined imagery and painting.

Date:  Jul 22-28, 2018
Levels:  Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop Fee:  $1195
Class Size: 12

Image Credit: Susan Bloom

Dive into the techniques and aesthetics of digital collage using combinations of imagery sources, from photos to scans. Participants explore Photoshop’s capabilities for image layering.  The class also learns techniques for creating digital versions of traditional painting mediums: watercolor, pastel, oil, charcoal, etc.

Students delve into the technical aspects and aesthetic concerns of the new digital media as grounds for creative, imaginative work. Alternative printing mediums and materials are also explored. Students work with Photoshop’s painting and layering tools, as Sue teaches new techniques and technical shortcuts. Advanced scanning methods are covered along with file size and resolution.

Image Credit: Susan Bloom

The atmosphere is one of experimentation and discovery with high creative energy. Work is printed and critiqued daily. You do not need to be an artist – just willing and eager to push your work in new creative directions.

Students should be comfortable working within Photoshop on the Macintosh platform and should have some Photoshop experience. This class is held in one of our digital classrooms, Macintosh computers will be provided.


“Intense, informative, creative, and rewarding!”
– Charles Klieman, Newport Beach, CA

Header Image Credit © Susan Bloom

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Instructor: Susan Bloom

Susan Ruddick Bloom is known for her fine art photography. She uses alternative photographic processes and digital manipulation. Sue has been involved in making art on the computer for over twenty-nine years. She holds a BFA and a MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at McDaniel College, in Westminster, Maryland.