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Creative Collage
C00903

On this short course you will start to explore and combine a variety of collage techniques using found images, drawing, painting and paper to create images. You will begin looking at other artists who have worked with collage to investigate and understand how this process is used to convey their ideas and meanings, going on to develop your own series of mixed media work.

Course Content

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

• Have an understanding into the different ways collages can be made.
• Develop an eye for collecting papers and materials and textures
• Learn the art of experimenting with torn and cut paper.
• Paint your own textures on paper to use in your collage.
• Produce collage with ‘found objects’
• Produce figurative and representational collages using emements from newspapers, photography and magazines

Course Outcomes

* You will learn about other collage artists' work and their techniques
* You will learn how to use / consider basic composition, themes and symbolism
* You will learn how to establish a 'library' of collage materials from everyday objects
* You will learn how to explore and experiment using a wide range of colour, texture and tone within your work
* You will take part in supportive feedback sessions on your peers' work
* You will take part in a group discussion to help develop your class work into more extensive projects beyond the course
If you are a returning learner you will:
* Discuss your aims with your tutor and devise an achievable goal for developing new direction/s for your work within and potentially beyond the course

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Who is the course for?

Anyone who would like to develop skills of working with the medium of collage to produce artworks.

Open to all. No previous experience required although lots of enthusiasm. You can start from scratch or increase and develop your knowledge and skills.

First Class Requirements

Collect collage materials!
• Coloured paper (bought or found at home): wallpaper, wrapping paper, brown paper, paper bags... or hand paint your own sheets of paper with gouache or acrylics.
• Newspapers and magazines: for figurative images or other images as well as printed colour.
• Found papers and objects: Don't forget sometimes the best scraps are found on the road or at home and they are the cheapest! bus tickets, sweet wrappers, paper bags, wood, twigs, driftwood, stones, sand, sponges, plastic.....These are only ideas....look out for much much more....what you like.....
• Photographs and images printed from computer
• Other materials you'll need: You might want to look into different glues (spray glue designers use and metal or plastic glue. We only have PVA in class!). Scissors, cutters, stanley knife.
For the first session you will need bring along:
Coloured paper (bought or found at home): wallpaper, wrapping paper, brown paper, paper bags... or hand paint your own sheets of paper with gouache or acrylics.

A list of materials you should collect for the course will be given at the first session.

Attendance Requirements

To make maximum progress, it is advisable you attend all classes.
Regular attendance is beneficial.

Assessment Methods

How will my progress be assessed?

One to one verbal feedback, correction and demonstration, group discussion and evaluation.

Course aims, learning outcomes and progress feedback will be recorded in your Individual Learning Plan.

At the end of the course we will evaluate each learner’s work as a whole and discuss individual development.

Additional Information

• If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email art@racc.ac.uk

• If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email info@racc.ac.uk or drop in to our main reception area

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Remote Learning:
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