Art Workshops


Thursdays, November 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2018,  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wallpaper (Urban)

Ground breaking art movements have used collage to make personal, political, and social statements. Now it’s your turn! Over the four weeks of this class you will create collages using paper, magazines, comic books, advertisements, textiles, yarn, beads, and clay while learning about the history of collage. We will talk about Abstraction, Dada & Surrealism, Pop Art, and Feminist Art, and then create our own collages inspired by these examples. Students will leave class with four completed collages.

Each class concentrates on a single type of collage – a great way to explore your own creativity and to learn some art history at the same time.

Class 1: Abstraction

Class 2: Dada & Surrealism

Class 3: Pop Art

Class 4: Feminist Art

Supplies: Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies:

  • Your choice of supports: canvas board, gessoed birch panel, or Masonite board, 16×20” or smaller
  • Glue + glue brush
  • Scissors
  • Block DAS air-dry clay
  • Your choice of supplies such as paints, pastels, pens, pencils

*Please bring your choice of collaging materials, such as interesting paper, photographs, illustrations/advertisements from books, magazines, comics; textiles, yarn, beads – whatever you find intriguing to use. Your instructor will bring similar materials.

About the Instructor:  Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and writer. She teaches in the Art & Design, Faculty of Extension, and Women’s & Gender Studies departments at the University of Alberta. Kristen also offers independent seminars about art history, film, television, feminism, and popular culture in her home and has given collage workshops at numerous galleries. She is the co-director of fast & dirty, an Edmonton-based rotating collective of artists and curators. Kristen received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London and a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design.


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