Collage is the integration of painting, handmade surfaces, found objects, digital prints, and photographs to create multiple layers of visual meaning in an artwork or design. Collage offers an ideal medium for autobiographical work, storytelling, and visual narratives. Students develop their creative ideas and technical skills in a variety of compositions combining and juxtaposing diverse materials: digital inkjet/laser prints, art papers, fabrics, photos, and paint. The course includes demonstrations of collage layering techniques with many types of materials and a presentation on the history of collage in the first class. Final projects can be scanned for use in online portfolios and websites. Prerequisites: none.