• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Interdisciplinary

This course is intended for students who have successfully completed Collage Explorations 1, and who wish to further their explorations. Students will work with found images, objects and text in combination with drawing, painting and a wide range of mixed media to create collage, photo-montage and assemblage. This course is structured thematically, with a series of projects based on one or more topics for exploration. Some of the past investigations include mapping and cities, and the sensory body. Students can choose to work on structured assignments or in a self-directed way with a view towards developing a cohesive body of work. Throughout the course, reference will be made to the history of collage as well as collage as contemporary art practice. These references will inform and enrich art making, dialogue, and discussion.

Spring Tuition $405 | Materials fee $30 | Total $435

Notes: This course is an appropriate follow-up to the Collage Explorations 1 course. If students have not taken this, they should have equivalent previous experience. WINTER TERM: No class held Mon., February 19 for Family Day. SPRING TERM: No class held Mon., May 23 for Victoria Day

What you will learn

The winter term course theme is: archive, inventory, collection, museum.

  • Thinking more deeply about concept and content.
  • Creating a series based on self directed/structural projects
  • Exposure/choice of wide range of materials and processes.
  • Moving our work towards presentation; expanding our thinking to installation and exhibition.
  • Exposure to both historical and contemporary artists in collage.
  • Developing language to talk about artwork.

Materials to Bring

  • White glue (small to medium)
  • Matte or satin medium (medium size)
  • Small jar gesso
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Small straight edge knife
  • Basic set of acrylics
  • A range of inexpensive brushes
  • A few better quality brushes
  • Folding bone (optional)
  • Cutting grid (optional)
  • A cartridge paper pad
  • A pad of Strathmore Bristol vellum drawing paper 11x14” or bigger, 100 lb. or equivalent
  • 4 sheets Strathmore watercolour paper 22x30” 140 lb cold press watercolour paper
  • 2-4 small stretched canvases (optional)


Other found imagery etc. which will be discussed in class. We will go over the materials in detail on the first day of class if students want to wait to make their purchases.