Layering is the magical component that brings a collage to life, adds depth, emotion and allows it to tell our story. However, layering does not always come easily. In this class we will explore the concepts of layering: both visual layers and physical layers. We will have a crash course in collage design and composition with a focus on exactly what makes a great collage.
There are so many exciting techniques to use in mixed-media collages and we will learn and play with quite a few. Techniques will include but not necessarily be limited to, image transfer and direct printing to various substrates, surface design using paint, stamps, pencils and markers, ideas for transparent layers, stitch layers, incorporating paper, lutradur and metal in your work, various beading and a plethora of embellishing techniques.
This class is textile based and will include stitching but artists in all mediums are welcome to play, explore and create with us.