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Mondays, Oct 23 - Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-BOOK-2463 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $40


Description

Collage is a tremendously versatile technique for both commercial illustration and fine art as it allows artists at all levels to express themselves, both seriously and fancifully, using found objects, recycled and everyday materials to create original works. We begin our exploration with a brief slide-illustrated survey of collage from its origins through the work of 20th-century masters like Picasso, Schwitters and Bearden, to contemporary photo-illustration. Through demonstration, exercises and assignments, we review such different techniques as mosaic, cut paper, textured surfaces and photomontage. Students expand their vocabulary of color, texture, shapes and marks as they explore the extraordinary expressive potential of collage.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-BOOK-1733
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $30


Description

Lightweight and malleable, paper can be easily transformed from loose pulp into works of art including sculptural pieces. Papermaking involves a variety of techniques -- preparing pulps, processing fiber, pulling and drying sheets, layering and making 3D structures. It is an exciting and relatively easy process, with many interesting applications for artists, craftspeople and educators. Once students master the essentials, they are encouraged to experiment with integrating materials such as flowers, wire, string, reeds, sticks, buttons, baubles and photographs into the paper. Learning how to embed and emboss, participants work with a variety of pulps to produce a range of papers and structures.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
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