Saturday, May 7, 2011

First-Ever Collage Workshop

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
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.

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
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.

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
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.

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
Some of the supplies alongside my postcard for the Krempp Gallery show.

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
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.

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
A couple collages made during the workshop.

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
Passing out materials while presenting the next project.

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
Some of the marketing materials I brought with me to give to the gallery.

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
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.

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
A collage in progress along with the photo it was based on.

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
This attendee made a collage of a crane.

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
And here's another crane that was being pieced together.

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
Towards the end, the tables were just about completely covered in paper.

Megan Coyle Collage Workshop
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.

6 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

If you had a workshop in my town I would attend.

Clytie said...

Me too!!! This looks like a lot of fun, and a lot of learning went on. You are amazing!

cbmosaics said...

Great photos - so glad it was a success!

Megan Coyle said...

Thanks, all :)

Cindy said...

the first of many, i'm sure. looks great, megan!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Fun, fun, fun.