A book you might consider having if you want to study collage is The Collage Workbook, How to Get Started and Stay Inspired. It is published by Lark, which used to be in Asheville, where I live. The author is Randel Plowman. I got my copy from Amazon.
Abstract: Levels I, II, & III – Elements of Design Through Collage & Level IV – Introduction to, and Practice of, the Techniques of Paper Sculpture.
The first class will build bold structure and introduce basic design principles.
The second class will have ‘Masks’ as a theme to correspond with the False Faces exhibit at the Andrew Charles Gallery. This is where subject matter and composition enter the picture.
The third class will focus on collage as a storytelling technique. This class will also weave together previously taught and brand new concepts. Assemblage and found object art will be introduced.
Finally, the fourth class will be the basics of Paper Sculpture. For this class, students will need to bring their own supplies – knives, cutting surface, paper and work boards. I will give you a supply list ahead of time. It has been years since I taught Paper Sculpture in Asheville, and from experience I can say this course will be a better experience only after the completion of the first three levels.
Level I Saturday, Oct. 18
Level II Saturday, Nov. 8 (Theme is ’Masks’ to correspond with the current exhibit at the Andrew Charles Gallery, False Faces.)
Level III Saturday, Nov. 29
Level IV Sat., Dec. 13 — and — Sat., Dec. 20
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All class times: 11:30am – 5pm
Each class has the previous class(es) as prerequisite(s).
Andrew Charles Gallery
60 N. Merrimon Ave., #105
Asheville, NC 28804
Levels I, II, & III: $95 each (no charge for off-beat humor)
Paper Sculpture: $190 for the two-day class (no charge for weirdness)
Class size is limited to 10 people. Call the Andrew Charles Gallery at 828-989-0111.