Learn experimental collage techniques using additive and subtractive paper methods, digital photocopying, and digital editing. Design collages with found paper materials and create decollages by cutting or tearing away layers. In the final class, learn how to scan in collages to create a digital image which can be manipulated even further using software such as Adobe Photoshop CC. Materials are provided but please bring any papers or magazines you like for collage. Come ready to explore, experiment, and play! No experience necessary.
Learn to draw and transfer images to plastic lithography plates for printmaking. Plastic lithography plates are thin plastic sheets that are receptive to grease pencils, sharpies, photocopy toner, and laser printing. This lithography method is approachable and one of the best non-toxic ways to print drawings, reproduce collage, and experiment with layered image-making.
This body of work dissects the carefully designed structure and political nature of spaces through the physical manipulation and redaction of architectural and design magazines. Using both collage and décollage, the work (re)presents visual cues of interiors, architectural passageways, and empty spaces as manipulated and defamiliarized structures. Through this work, I question how architecture is intentionally designed for certain people and consequently designed to keep others out. Additionally, I explore the way in which we are conditioned to learn our place and to navigate space in society.