Discover the transition from traditional flat works on paper to a more dimensional and dynamic approach to collage. Through cut paper, painting and collage, students build technical skills to create abstract works on paper with an emphasis on color and surface texture. The workshop considers and explores scale and composition, as well as intuitive and reactionary ways of working. Color mixing, ink and paint techniques, cutting methods, adhesives application, folding paper, and developing the construction of shapes are introduced as a way to deepen personal visual vocabulary.
Students work on both sides of paper, combining collage, cutting and folding techniques. Color mixing with acrylic paint and an introduction to ink are integrated into work. Optional opportunities to learn basic Photoshop and transition from digital to physical collage are offered throughout the week.
An introduction to contemporary artists that blur the lines between two-dimensional and three-dimensional works on paper establishes goals for the workshop. Demonstrations, discussions, feedback and in-class work are included. Personal creativity is encouraged and ways of working around artist block in a studio setting are addressed.
Amy Boone-McCreesh shows nationally and her work is permanently installed in the US Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. Awards include grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and she was a semifinalist for the Sondheim prize. Amy is Visiting Assistant Professor at Franklin and Marshall College.