Collage & Photography Workshop with Mary Daniel Hobson
Please note, this event has expired.
This hands-on photo collage workshop will introduce you to strategies and techniques for enhancing self-expression and creating new meaning in your work.
Collage and photography are natural companions. The paper-based nature of photography makes it well suited to being cut, pasted, and reformed in the art of collage. In addition, photography’s connection to the “real world” makes it a potent symbol when combined with other media like maps, handwriting, found objects, and more. In this digital age, when so much photographic work is done on the computer, it can be refreshing to work in a tactile way—connecting pieces together by hand to form a new whole.
Wednesday, November 1, 7–8:30PM and Saturday, November 4, 10AM–4PM
Explore techniques and strategies for combining collage with photographic imagery—creative destruction, subtraction and addition, mending, layering, transparency, symbolism and hidden messages. This hands-on photo collage workshop will introduce you to strategies and techniques for enhancing self-expression and creating new meaning in your work.
The evening session will be an introduction to the course, including a slide lecture offering numerous examples of photo collage, from Victorian albums to surrealist montages to contemporary art and beyond. The all-day session is a hands-on workshop with demonstrations and plenty of time to explore and make art using a wide range of materials, most of which will be provided by the instructor. Participants will get practical advice about substrates and adhesives, as well as explore themes such as creative destruction, subtraction and addition, mending, layering, transparency, symbolism, and hidden messages.
Most materials will be supplied, however, participants are highly encouraged to bring their own materials to enhance the meaning in their work. Please see the list in the sidebar for what to bring.
401 Miller Ave., Suite A, Mill Valley, CA 94941