Friday, July 17th, 4pm Pacific
Tuesday, July 21st, 10am Pacific
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Inside the free community Collage Art Collective, we are exploring this month’s goal of increasing creativity.
One of the best ways I know how to foster creativity is through the inspiration of others. Often I keep images of art that love, which then serves to inspire me and encourage me to follow in their footsteps.
In this month’s online class, we will be working from examples of inspirational art collages. Using these examples, we will gather similar papers to create collages in a similar style, for the purpose of stimulating our own creativity.
The class will be offered twice, to accommodate people at different time zones.
So let’s have a look at some amazing examples! All of these images are curated from Instagram. I love using Instagram to save photos so that I can come back to them later and have a closer look. I’ve written some questions to get you thinking about each one.
This first picture is from Chloe McHenry (@parcel.tongue)
Aren’t those beige tones and browns lovely? The owl is the muse piece, but see how nicely it blends with the other pieces? Why does the muse work with the other pieces, when the owl is mostly gray and white? The numbers are interesting. They’re kind of a jumble. Do you see a pattern anywhere?
The second, below, is from Corrie (@craftycoco):
Only four pieces. That’s interesting. What color(s) is/are dominant? Why is this collage so effective?
The next are three similar collages, done by Cindy McMath (@cindymcmath)
Do you see how the background is put together, with two pieces, one darker and one lighter? What else do they have in common? The muse piece is a postage stamp with colorful pattern paper behind it. Lastly, three small design elements are clustered at one side, on the light paper.
The last examples are two photos. The one of the left is from Jennifer Black (@twicefoldstudio). On the right is from Sally Wassink (@sallyw). Both use geometric patterns of papers to create a collage.
If you had to choose a geometric shape as a template, what would you choose? Is there a muse in either? I don’t see a muse in the left with the hexagons, but you could easily add one.