Thursdays, January 27 - February 17, 2022
As artists, we have keen eyes for the beautiful little moments in life: the miniature perfection of sushi, a colourful package, the angles in a figure’s stance, a play of light — they make our life rich and wonderful! This course is all about capturing and expressing those precious little observations — in collage!
When creating intimate, focussed collages like vignettes, the key skill is saying more with less: to get across that essence with a few pieces of paper is magic — not to mention labour-saving! But the devil is in the details, isn’t it? In this course we’ll explore the art of simplification: making beautiful bite-sized collages by analyzing your subject for what makes it unique so you can retain key aspects while stripping away the rest. You’ll then utilize simpler shapes, textures, values and colours to both unify your work and make it easier to create.
Through his trademark blend of inspiring masterwork examples, lively discussion and plenty of fun and challenging hands-on exercises, Kal will have you distilling your collages like a pro!
Working from the comfort of your own home/studio, you’ll connect with fellow collagers through group discussions and real-time exercises during each class, as well as working on a weekly project on your own time between classes.
We will be on the easy-to-use Zoom online meeting platform. Students love my Art History slide shows, and Zoom really shines for this: you get a really good look at the work!
The course is accompanied by a private Facebook Group where you can upload your finished or in-progress homework, plus see and comment on your fellow classmates’ work. It’s a lively, collegial safe space to share your work, and I offer comments on all work posted.
Recordings of live sessions are made available to all participants, so if you can't make the live time slot, you can watch it later.
Video-only Version: $132
The only difference is that you don't join us for the live Zoom class, but rather watch the video replay, which I make available to all enrolled students shortly after each class. You're able to join the private Facebook group (for sharing, support and feedback with/from your fellow students as well as me) and you can email me one or two questions a week to be addressed during class if desired.
Cost: $160 for 4 live classes,
$132 for video-only version
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BONUS: These skills are very transferrable to your larger collages: being able to edit a background or secondary focal point down to a few pieces of paper is invaluable!