A week ago from today I ran my first-ever collage workshop in Jasper, IN. Above is an image of some of the attendees working away on collages. I like how the tables got covered in bits and pieces of paper.
An action shot of me presenting. I began the workshop with a brief overview of a history of collage, sharing the work of well-known collage artists, and then we worked on three collage projects. I planned out several projects for the class, but we only had time to create the first three.
Really getting into my talk. It’s amazing that a couple years ago I was terrified of public speaking. Then after several artist talks and a couple of lectures, I find myself really enjoying it. With the workshop I was only a little nervous about whether or not the attendees would have a good time and learn something. I was very pleased to see that they were enjoying themselves.
Some of the supplies alongside my postcard for the Krempp Gallery show.
I did a lot of pacing around the room, taking a look at what the attendees were working on and offering them a bit of help here and there if they needed it.
A couple collages made during the workshop.
Passing out materials while presenting the next project.
Some of the marketing materials I brought with me to give to the gallery.
Here we were working on a simplified version of my “painting with paper” collage technique. The attendees received reference photos of public domain images. First they made a quick sketch based on the photos, and then they started cutting and pasting magazine strips on top of the drawing. Here I am providing a bit of help during the drawing stage of the project.
A collage in progress along with the photo it was based on.
This attendee made a collage of a crane.
And here’s another crane that was being pieced together.
Towards the end, the tables were just about completely covered in paper.
Here I am with a couple of the ladies who work for the Jasper Arts Center.
The workshop lasted several hours, although it went by very quickly. It was a lot of fun and I was incredibly happy about the response I received from the attendees by the end of it. I was so glad that everyone had a good time. I know that I wouldn’t mind running another workshop sometime in the future.