Collage with Carla: Six Lessons

Class Includes Lifetime Access, Online Community, 6 Video Lessons & More!

6 Lessons – $34.3 $49.00

In these six lessons from Year of the Collage, we are going to do all kinds of different and fun things like make moon paper, packing tape figures, my-house-dollhouse collages and more. This is a jam-packed two weeks of collage fun!

Self-Study, Forever Access

TEACHER: Carla Sonheim

Class Description

Collage with Carla: Six Lessons
Teacher: Carla Sonheim
Class Dates: July 4-15, 2022

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“Collage is the twentieth century’s greatest innovation.”
— Robert Motherwell

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Please join me for a two-weeks of collage this summer!

Collage is fast, intuitive and fun — and it’s a great way to hone your design skills and create a body of mixed-media art. These six lessons originally aired as part of Year of the Collage, and we work with found and altered papers in and out of a sketchbook. We’ll start with some exercises to get you thinking about the way YOU do collage, then move to playing with texture and cut shapes, adding people and animals, and creating large paintings by lesson 6.

On Saturday July 9th we will gather together via Zoom and create papers and collages in a creative community from all over the world. It’s a time to bring all of your questions, too. (And don’t worry if you need to miss this one live component; it will be recorded and available to you indefinitely.)

If you have previously taken Year of the Collage, please join in at no additional charge! Just email us at steve@carlasonheim.com and we will email you the class forum and Zoom links so you can join the party!

Carla

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Class Itinerary

Lesson 1 – Monday, July 4
Lesson 2 – Wednesday, July 6
Lesson 3 – Friday, July 8
Zoom! – Saturday, July 9; 10am-12:00noon PT
Lesson 4 – Monday, July 11
Lesson 5 – Wednesday, July 13
Lesson 6 – Friday, July 15

Lesson 1 – Two Sketchbook Exercises
In this first class we will work with two very different exercises: a more structured grid and a series of “random-placement” collages that are more free-flowing. Which do you prefer?

Lesson 2 – Moon Paper Transparency Collages
Making collage paper is one of the most satisfying things about working with collage!n this lesson you’ll do it a little differently by mono-printing on transparency paper! Then you’ll create a series of garden-themed collages.

Lesson 3 – Adding People
A fun oil pastel transfer technique combined with magazine-infused packing tape = fun and fabulous results!

Lesson 4 – Adding Animals
Make some animals “mid-air” and see how that changes your finished creatures. We will also create a mixed-media paintinthen pull out the gel medium for some painterly animals.

Lesson 5 – My House Dollhouse
Take photographs from your own home and incorporate them into these imaginary houses.

Lesson 6  – Going Big!
Gather up all of your scraps for this large painting on wood.

Like all of our classes, the learning always goes in both directions, and the community and things we learn from everyone out there are what make the whole experience special. We hope you can join us!

Carla

Carla Sonheim is a painter, illustrator, and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help adult students rediscover a more spontaneous, playful approach to creating. She is the author of three instructional art books, including Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun; Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed-Media Workshop and The Art of Silliness: A Creativity Book for Everyone. In 2013 she co-authored Creative Photography Lab with her husband, Steve.

Please note! All supplies are suggestions and most can be substituted with materials you have on hand. Really!

General supplies:

– Found paper such as old letters, ledgers, books; scrapbooking paper, wrapping paper, tissue paper, hand-painted paper, imagery from books, magazines, old calendars, etc.

– glue stick

– matte medium

– scissors and/or exacto knife

– a selection of pencils and pens; various markers and oil pastels (what you have is fine)

– watercolors and acrylic paints

– brushes

– a sketchbook with stiff paper

– 5-8 pieces of transparency film (Note: you can use whatever kind of transparency paper you can find, or, really, any “plastic sleeve” kind of thing [like from the office supply store]… anything that is not absorbent like paper will work for experimenting… even wax paper, tissue paper or packing tape!).

– Gelli® Plate

– brayer

– several sheets of larger watercolor or bristol board, about 9″x12″

– a wood panel, about 18″x24″

Nuts & Bolts

– Lessons are pre-recorded and will be available on the following schedule:

Lesson 1 – Monday, July 4
Lesson 2 – Wednesday, July 6
Lesson 3 – Friday, July 8

Lesson 4 – Monday, July 11
Lesson 5 – Wednesday, July 13
Lesson 6 – Friday, July 15

– The Zoom call is “live” and will be recorded in case you have to miss it. It will run Saturday, July 9 from 10am – 12:00noon PT.

– A private Facebook group and a Padlet group (for those not on FB) will be available for you to (optionally) share your artwork and enjoy and learn from the artwork of others. You may also email your teacher directly with questions or feedback.

– You will have indefinite access to this class.

“My eyes are opened to the joys of collage!” — Charity D.
“It's like watching a friend on your videos! You have taught me so much which I am using for my art career!” — Elizabeth C.