Collage: Paper Scissors Glue
For ages 11-17
Instructor: Erica Goss, Director, Girls’ Voices Matter
Dates: July 12, 13, 14, 15, & 16, 2021.
Times: In-person and online: 10-11 a.m. for in-person and online (via Zoom) options. Hybrid: 10-11 a.m. M, W, F, via Zoom and 3-4 p.m. T-Th in-person.
- In-person classes: Girls’ Voices Matter: Galleria at the Smith, 768 E 13 Ave, Eugene, OR 97401, #23 upstairs. COVID-19 PROTOCOLS, INCLUDING MASKING, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HAND SANITIZING WILL BE STRICTLY OBSERVED.
The in-person option is limited to no more than 4 students.
- Hybrid classes: at home via Zoom on alternating days AND at Girls’ Voices Matter: Galleria at the Smith, 768 E 13 Ave, Eugene, OR 97401, #23 upstairs. COVID-19 PROTOCOLS, INCLUDING MASKING, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HAND SANITIZING WILL BE STRICTLY OBSERVED.
The hybrid option is limited to no more than 4 students.
- Online classes will be held remotely via Zoom at the same time as in-person classes.
Online classes are limited to no more than 8 students.
Supplies and equipment:
- For students attending via the in-person and hybrid options, Girls’ Voices Matter provides all supplies and equipment.
- Students attending via Zoom must provide their own supplies and equipment. Click here for supply list.
Making collages with paper, scissors and glue is just plain fun! A blend of found images, words, and letters, collage uses a range of materials to create new art. Whether the result of careful planning or improvisation, there’s no end to its possibilities. As a result of taking this class, students will discover the possibilities of this art form, making their own collages.
1. Introduction to Collage: Paper Scissors Glue
First of all, we’ll look at the fascinating history of collage. Artists Braque and Picasso coined the term “collage,” from the French word coller, or “to glue.” We’ll look at the work of collage artists from the past and present, such as Lynne Perella and Juliana Coles. Because of the ground-breaking work of these artists, the art of collage continues to move in new and provocative directions.
2. Newspaper Cutouts
Looking at the headlines from newspapers is always interesting. These headlines offer new ways to combing words and phrases. We’ll assemble collages so that new meanings appear from words and pictures from newspapers.
3. Photographs, Sketches, Stamps
Using a range of materials, we’ll add old photographs, pictures from calendars, sketches and postal stamps to our creations. For example, an old postcard might hold new meaning with a new message or small drawing added.
4. Rubber Stamp Art
Students will explore the possibilities of adding interest to their collages using Girls’ Voices Matter’s vast collection of rubber stamps. For example, does the Nefertiti stamp look good next to the stamp of a banjo? You decide!
5. Art Show!
Here’s your chance! Show everyone what you made! What were the hardest parts? What did you learn? Tell us how you made your collage.