• Intermediate
  • Mixed Media & Collage

This course is intended for students who have successfully completed Collage Explorations 1 (or equivalent), 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. Intermediate level course

Winter 2020:

12 Weeks: Base Tuition: $495 + Materials Fee: $30 = Total: $525

Spring 2020:

9 Weeks: Base Tuition: $385 + Materials Fee: $30 = Total: $415

Notes: This course is an appropriate follow-up to the introductory "Collage Explorations" course. If students have not taken this, they should have equivalent previous collage experience. Winter Term 2020: NO CLASS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (Family Day) Spring Term 2020: NO CLASS MONDAY MAY 18 (Victoria Day)- Instructor unavailable to teach 2 weeks in May. Exact dates TBD. Course will extend to June 29.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
540Donnely SmallwoodApril 13, 2020 to June 29, 2020
TERM - Spring 2020
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
9-week courses$415.00

What you will learn

  • 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

Please keep your receipts to all purchases incase you need to return any materials.

  • Matte or satin medium (medium size)
  • Small jar gesso
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors (fine point such as Fiskars)
  • Small straight edge knife (for fine cutting)
  • Basic set of acrylics
  • A range of inexpensive brushes
  • A few better quality brushes
  • Folding bone (optional)
  • Cutting grid (optional)
  • 4 sheets Strathmore watercolour paper 22” x 30”, 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.