Painted paper collage and textile construction are naturally interrelated. Both involve building art out of pre-made parts and both allow for radical improvisation in color and design. But, because collage work is far less time-consuming, it is the perfect format for the development of general design skills or the rehearsal of ideas that may be used later in quilt design. It is also, in its own right, an art form with a rich tradition in modern and contemporary art.
In this class we will explore collage using painted paper with a variety of techniques. Work will be modest in size (under 8 x 11) to facilitate productivity. Each student will pursue her own design sensibility at her own pace. The goal is to produce a body of work in a supportive studio atmosphere with technical help, thoughtful discussion, and critique.