Collage is simply the assembly of a variety of materials into a work of art. We will be making and using a variety of collage materials along with paint.
Surfaces of which to work:
Collage can be done on most any surface: canvas, paper, cradle board, or any hard board. You will not need all of these. Use what you have or what you prefer to work on.
For adhering collage materials:
You will need some kind of acrylic medium for adhering collage papers and light- weight materials. (I generally use Golden acrylic medium either matte or glossy. Other brands will work, Mod Podge will also work.)
Gesso or heavier gel mediums can be used for heavier objects.
“Yes” paste is good to have for magazine papers.
We will be using paints along with collage materials. I use and demonstrate with acrylic paints. However, you can use other paints and mediums. So BRING WHAT YOU HAVE! I often use other things such as acrylic inks, ink intense blocks or pencils, charcoal etc. in my mixed media pieces.
You will need a variety of sized brushes – even some smaller paint store brushes for larger areas and acrylic mediums etc. If you have palette knives, we will also use those. Again bring what you have. We will talk more about supplied on the first day. So many different things can be used.
We will make a lot of our own collage papers. Ideas and samples will be shown on the
For making your own papers you will need:
White tissue paper
A sheet of Masa paper (or more)
Several sheets of newsprint
You may also use fun purchased collage papers and any found materials. I will have
Citra papers, old sheet music, old pattern papers and a variety of “neat
junk” that you can use.
If you have stencils or stamps they can be used to make collage papers.
You will also need:
Some sort of palette. I like to use palette papers
Paper towels or old towels
Portfolio for your work
Water spray bottle
(water containers are available in the classroom)
MOST IMPORTANTLY YOU NEED TO BRING A WILLINGNESS TO PLAY AND EXPERIMENT WITH NEW MATERIALS AND METHODS.