Salvage Collage with Dayna Collins
Salvage Collage: Creating Eclectic and Contemporary Collages
Instructor: Dayna Collins
Week1: July 31 - August 6, 2022
Part archiving, part storytelling, and part mad science - collage is so much more than cutting images out of a magazine and gluing them onto a piece of paper. Using old letters, scraps of wallpaper, discarded paper, ephemera, and material scavenged from discarded books, we will create eclectic and contemporary collages. We will: discuss collecting unique and unusual materials as well as making our own collage papers; learn about composition and design elements; the importance of color and value; explore a variety of techniques, from gluing to sealing, and how to display completed collages. No experience is necessary to work and play in this medium. I will do class demos with lots of time for hands on experimentation and creation. I will provide an abundance of materials to use and tools and supplies to share.
Class Material Fee $25
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Dayna's fiery red hair sets the tone for how she makes her art and lives her life. She is an energetic, intuitive, abstract painter working in plaster, oil and cold wax, a collagist working with scavenged book scraps and faded fragments of ephemera, and an avid collector/junker of discarded objects, which she uses in her assemblage art.
As a collagist, Dayna's mixed media pieces reflect the passage of time, repurposing the scraps that are worn and weathered, transforming the aged and tattered pieces into something unexpected and beautiful, celebrating their fragile decay.
Dayna shows her art in three Pacific Northwest galleries. Her work can be seen in several published books, including Art for Everyone, Oil and Cold Wax, Art Abandonment, The Mixed-Media Artist, and Cold Wax Medium.
To stay current with Dayna's current projects, you can find her on Instagram at daynalovesart, and on Pinterest at Dayna Collins. She also has a website where you can sign up to receive her newsletter, and where she maintains a blog.
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