Gibbes Museum of Art
This collage making workshop will focus on creating abstract compositions using both paper and paint. Come prepared to take an artistic journey in building abstract picture-making skills and developing senses of composition, color, line, space, shape texture, and value. Working with recycled, purchased, and hand-designed patterned papers, students will build on their unique artistic aesthetics with a philosophy toward seeking new discoveries. This workshop will focus on creative thinking and will help students approach collage-making with the eyes of an artmaker, rather than simply emphasizing technique. The goal is to strengthen students’ confidence in abstract artmaking.
$130 Members | $150 Non-Members
A 3% credit card fee will apply
Suggested Supply List:
+Utility or craft knife (X-acto) with a variety of blades
+Glue/ adhesive (the BIG question) It really doesn’t matter- bring what you like (we will discuss this during class): Glue sticks, Mod Podge, Extra Heavy Gel Matte, etc.
+Small fine- tip and all-purpose scissors
+White artist tape
+Support or surfaces for your collages: Almost any type of paper can work, I have used sheet from my sketch book, 1, 2, 3 or 4-ply Bristol board is good, cardboard or sheets of illustration board (Keep in mind we will be working no larger than 9 x 12”)
+Scraps of papers: Found- any papers that you like the pattern of (any size or amount); Decorative papers, gift wrap, magazines or newspapers and junk mail
+Drawing pad or sketch book– 9 x 12” or 11x 14”, To make your own patterns.
+A few different acrylic paints (any brand or colors)
Any other art supplies: Crayons, pencils, pens, ink, any type of paints (water soluable), brushes, pastels, colored pencils,
+The most important thing is to bring yourself, bright eyed and ready to CREATE!
The Gibbes will supply the following materials, but you're welcome to bring your own:
+Ruler (metal is best) for measuring or straight- edge