Mixed and other media

Experimental collage with Annabel Tilley

Ref: S2D09044

Intermediate

£266.00
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About this course

Explore collage as a creative force, in itself, and as an inspirational tool in other art forms such as drawing and painting. Experiment with technique, colour, composition and the drawn line using a range of paper-based materials.

Course Description

In the first session you will examine your understanding and preconceptions of collage and then, in a three-step process: construct your own Collage Pattern Book; generate a series of experimental collages; and produce a sequence of finished drawings/paintings/collages. You will need to bring a notebook/pen, scissors and collage material to this first evening session.

In crafting your own personal Collage Pattern Book you will be building a vital resource with examples of monochrome, colour, texture, shape and object. And, through this process, will begin to develop themes that appeal to you and capture your attention. These themes will be investigated and enhanced further in step two, as you create a succession of experimental collages. In the final step, elements of these newly-created collages will be re-examined, using viewfinders, and used as a basis for making a series of small drawings/paintings/collages. You will also discover how the medium of collage, in general, can be a useful tool for the inspiration of larger long-term works.

You will be working individually with one-to-one help and advice from the tutor followed by an informal group discussion, at the end of each exercise.

You will explore a variety of techniques including cutting, sewing, sticking and mark-making, and will work with a mix of materials such as different types of paper, old books, photographs, magazines, newsprint, wallpaper, glue, ink, gouache/watercolour, coloured ink and pencils etc.

At the end of the course you will have a good understanding of the nature of collage, and how it can be used with corresponding materials. You will have created your own Collage Pattern Book as a resource book of collage examples and materials, and together with this, will take home a sequence of finished collages, drawings and paintings.

Timetable

Timetable for courses more than one day in length

(The tutor may make slight variations)

Arrival Day

Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

Course Materials

Included

  • The cost of providing: paper, archival glue, needles, thread and some paper-based collage material.

What students need to bring

  • A variety of collage material such as old books you are happy to cut up and/or collage in, photographs, maps, postcards, wallpaper, textured papers like baking paper, magazines, newsprint, cardboard etc.
  • In preparation the tutor invites you to consider the idea of collage in art history and look at the work of artists using collage:
  • Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Matisse.
  • Dadaists and Surrealists like Hannah Hoch, Hans Arp, Kurt Schwitters and Man Ray.
  • Pop artists like Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton and Robert Rauschenberg
  • Contemporary artists: Kara Walker, David Hockney, Terry Gilliam and Eric Carle.

Available to buy

  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Coloured pens and/or pencils
  • Ruler
  • Quick-drying paints like: watercolour, gouache, acrylic and/or coloured inks
  • Brushes
  • Gluestick (like Prit Stick) if preferred (archival pva glue will be provided)
  • Papers - textured papers, tracing paper, tissue papers

Tutors

Annabel Tilley

Annabel Tilley, graduate of the University of Brighton and shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, has a drawing-based and sketchbook practice and has exhibited widely and undertaken several residencies. She is a lecturer, co-author of What they didn't teach you in art school (Octopus Books, 2016) and co-Founder of Zeitgeist Arts Projects (2012-2015).

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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