Through online talks and self-directed projects students will be introduced to the wonderful world of collage and graphic mark making.
Using a variety of different approaches such as photomontage, mixed-media collage and de-collage students will create images using found materials, working reactively and expressively. Focusing on alternative approaches to image-making, considering colour and form in order to ‘read’ and ‘see’ images in different ways. This is an opportunity for students to embrace experimentation, working with unfamiliar materials in new and exciting ways to produce a body of work over the week. Students will take inspiration from a range of artists working in collage, including Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Henri Matisse alongside contemporary graphic artists that are working with collage.
All UK-based students will be provided with an A4 Leith School of Art sketchbook and a selection of collage papers. These will be sent by post prior to the course. If booking within 3 days of the course start date we can not guarantee that these items will reach you in time for the beginning of the course. Students must source all other required materials and advice on suppliers will be provided upon booking. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this.
Scissors and/or craft knife
Selection of collage material (newspapers, glossy magazines, old books, coloured paper)*
Selection of pens, pencils or markers
*Some will be provided but it is a good idea to collect your own too
Summer School Online
All courses require a computer or tablet device with:
- stable internet connection
- camera (for video calls and photographing your work)
- microphone (for video calls)
Courses will take place using Google Classroom, and are limited to 15 students to allow for quality one-to-one teaching.