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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.

Jan 26 - Mar 02
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Spring 2019
CRN 5228
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What you will learn
  • Will have the knowledge of several art historical art movements that used collage and apply this understanding to their own work and to the interpretation of contemporary collage in the galleries and museums.
  • Understand the relationship of hand-made work that uses the juxtaposition of imagery and its relationship to analogous concepts in digital media.
  • Recognize visual design principals in the everyday environment.
  • Able to integrate experiential processes using collage, paint and drawing materials to composition.
  • Translate subjective experiences into visual concepts by using diverse collage materials. Finished work can be applied to digital platforms and professional design contexts
  • Develop the practice of making work to enable the student to work on his/her own.
  • Will have a thorough understanding of mediums and the application of diverse materials to create structurally sound, archival, mixed media collage works.
  • Understand the use of composition, basic color theory and 2D spatial relationships in mixed media work while developing their own personal expression.
  • Identify visual sources for continued inspiration for their ongoing mixed media collage practice.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative research techniques to discover innovative visual imagery.
  • Have the ability to articulate visual principles and concepts during group critiques and develop verbal and visual presentation skills.
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