REGISTER APRIL 1
Creating with Collage with Linda Berkley
August 11 — 17, 2019
Join an investigation of collage processes to reveal new approaches to seeing and creating
an image and connecting to your personal vision. Collage has a way of opening up the unexpected: juxtapositions reveal new connections, color palettes expand, and visual poetry emerges from the recycling bin. Technically uncomplicated, it allows your imagination to expand unfettered, breaking through blocks and inhibitions. This intensive workshop follows collage as its own art form and as an innovative working or “sketching” process to gain new perspectives in other media (drawing, painting, etc.). Structured exercises each morning are followed by one-on-one creative and
technical consultations and time for individual project development in the afternoon.
All levels of creative experience welcome.
Class Material Fee:$11
CLASS SUPPLY LIST
Students need to bring:
The simple supply list is scissors, paste and papers. The involved supply list is:
• Personal“Finding and Gathering” Collection: In preparation for the workshop, begin an ongoing gathering process, collecting artistic imagery and influences, samples of texture or color; organic and artificial, dreams and visual “phrases,” photos, fabric, feathers, pressed flowers; sentimental to cerebral to sublime; anything for which there is a strong intuitive affinity, into a file folder, scrap book, sketchbook, or shoe box. Bring this stockpile, without editing, as the “kindling”for building creative fires or the “seed” to sow intuitive crops.
• Bring one or all of the following: found book or box that you feel will able to alter!
“Found book”: search for a preferably used and/or old book at a second hand shop or garage sale for which you have some connection (great or funky illustrations, the right weight, feels good to hold, smells like leather, unusual typography, whatever...) and you will feel free to alter (cut and paste, etc.). Note: do not buy a blank book for this or bring the family bible or other heirloom unless you feel able to alter it. No restrictions as to size, content, etc.
"Box": found container (such as old cigar boxes or tin cookie tins) or constructed (may be formed during workshop out of materials such as foam core, wood and cardboard.
• Assorted adhesives: tape (such as drafting and transparent), glue (I recommend “Yes” brand stick flat paste used with stiff bristle brush or PVA Archival Glue – note: some of each provided in class), cellulose sponge, glue stick (removable as well as permanent is handy), acrylic gel medium(matte and/or gloss) applied with brush as adhesive, sealant, varnish and transfer medium, stapler, push pins, straight pins, epoxy, hammer and nails for heavier, assemblage work and “glue-less” collages, needle and thread, etc.
• Surfaces for backing and composing work: such as paper, canvas, board, foam core, cardboard, cork board, fabric, felt, etc. Note: some roll paper in neutral colors will be provided.
• Cutting tools and cutting surface such as scissors, nail scissors, Exacto knife and extra blades, decorative paper edgers, self-healing cutting mat or cardboard, glass sheet with taped edges used as a cutting and pasting surface and to weight drying collages.
• Tracing paper
• Sources of visual (illusion of texture) and/or actual texture and
• Graphite stick, pastel, charcoal or other drawing tools for making rubbings.
• Paper and fabric sources for collage: magazines, newspaper, gift wrap, wallpaper, handmade or fine art paper, paper bags, old clothing, quilt scraps, sandpaper, burlap, netting, nylons, screening, etc.
• Bring what art supplies; painting, drawing, collage, etc., you are most familiar with and/or those you know least. These may include watercolor, acrylic and other water-based paints and brushes, pencils, charcoal, craypas, pastels.
• An inspirational story, poem, or song
• Blank postcard and postcard stamp.
REGISTRATION STARTS APRIL 1, 2019
Linda D. Berkley is a professional artist working in drawing, painting, illustration, collage and mixed media since 1986. Based in the Redmond, WA near Seattle, Linda is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and received her MFA at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She is art department chair and full-time studio art faculty at Everett Community College, WA for 13 years and a former art faculty member of Portland Community College for over 10. In recent studio work, she is exploring Rozome(Japanese dye painting). Linda D. Berkley has exhibited locally and nationally. Her work may also be viewed at the website gallery.