Deborah Manson is delighted to be able to offer this new online collage course. Over six weeks you will look to key artists and their ideas as inspiration for your own series of collages. Learn about composition, juxtaposition, layering and altered meaning. Experiment with placement, negative space, surreal imagery, mark-making and abstraction. Deborah will share her own passion for collage through demonstrations and a variety of playful and fun exercises encouraging you to explore the medium. Share your ideas, gain support from the group and begin to find your own style. During the sessions there will be time to experiment, play with materials and get feedback as you go along.
Suitable for all levels.
The course will be delivered over Zoom, Padlet and Whatsapp. Deborah will begin and end the session via a group chat on Zoom and provide written information about the session and share pre-recorded video demonstrations on Padlet. Members of the group will be able to post comments, ask questions and send images of their work via Padlet. Deborah will give one to one feedback via Whatsapp. This creates a virtual experience very similar to that of an in-person creative class.
Once signed up, you will be added to the Zoom group chat and Deborah will guide you from there.
Things you need
In order to take part in the course you will need to make sure you have the following in place:
- Internet connection
- A smart phone or laptop/computer with the camera enabled
- An email address to receive the link to the Zoom group chat (you don’t need a login)
- Whatsapp installed on your phone or computer
- A login to Padlet to access videos and written instructions
You can use a laptop or computer to access Zoom on a larger scale than a smart phone. You can find out more about these online platforms here:
Deborah will help you to work with whatever materials you have at home but here is a list of suggested materials/equipment:
Different types of paper, A3/A4 cartridge paper, magazines, newspapers, postcards, coloured paper, printed matter, Pritt stick, PVA glue, scissors, scalpel, cutting mat, coloured tape and drawing materials/paints.
Deborah Manson is an artist and maker based in East Sussex. Her practice is studio based and incorporates collage, drawing, print and textiles – including growing and processing her own natural dyes. Her aesthetic – lo-fi, handmade, imperfect, incorporating inexpensive paper, re purposed textiles and natural dye – evolves from her interest in age old craft techniques and the cross overs between art and craft. Her work is informed by the belief that artists have a responsibility to make conscious decisions about materials, approaches to making and their impact on the environment. Deborah studied Visual Communication at Central at Central St Martins and went on to work as a designer and teacher. In 2016 she gained her MA in textiles from Chelsea college of art.
Please note: by signing up to the course you are agreeing to share your name and phone number with Phoenix Art Space and this information will be passed on to Deborah, the course tutor.
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