New! Collage & Paper Sculpture (Basics) Classes

The last time I blogged I said I would soon be teaching a series of “Unexpected Image” classes.  Due to increased interest, this series will lead up to a two-part class on the basics of Paper Sculpture.

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.

Another very good reference book is New Creative Collage Techniques from North Light Books. The author is Nita Leland.

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.

Directions (not found with GPS):

The gallery is close to the Woodfin YMCA at Exit 23 (Woodfin) off of 26.
After taking Exit 23, cross Merrimon (or Weaverville Highway, if that’s how you know it) and drive up Senator Reynolds Rd.
Stop at the four-way stop sign, and after driving through the intersection, look for the Andrew Charles Gallery in
the first building on your right. It has a green awning.
The Andrew Charles Gallery is in the Shops at Reynolds Village up the street from the Thirsty Monk, and across the street from The Knitting Diva and Studio B framing.
Call the gallery at 828-989-0111 if you need help finding the location.


8 thoughts on “New! Collage & Paper Sculpture (Basics) Classes

    • Carlos…I wish all of you were here for a class that y’all would be cool in…I just got a Biosphere magazine from Kompin in Thailand…great work…and a Planet Kindergarten book illustrated by Shane Prigmore
      He has been named illustrator of the year by the Society of Illustrators in NY…I’m proud of the careers that you are all into…leo

    • dear Josh… This class is for anyone interested in the subject of collage as a method of expression or to solve graphic problems…Beginners have a n advantage because they don’t have preconceived ideas that lead to blocks…leo

  1. Two spaces remain for tomorrow’s class — Level I of The Unexpected Image!

    If you’ve been thinking about signing up, now might be the time to do it.

    Call Carl at the Andrew Charles Gallery, 828-989-0111, to register.
    The gallery opens at 10 a.m.

    Hope to see you at the gallery tomorrow at 11:15 (the workshop starts at 11:30).

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