This year we were lucky to have Sue Dove as out tutor who taught us a new approach to collage. Sue also supported us by making her teaching relevant to our module [in my cases spirals]
We started by tearing strips from glossy magazines – any which were attractive to us – and then stuck them down onto cartridge paper with PVA. We then coloured in the spaces around the papers with oil pastels changing and blending colours / tones as we went.
Then we chopped up the collages and re-arranged them. This meant that the movement of colour became important forming abstract shapes and colours. whatever pleased the eye.
My first attempts:
And one of my favourites:
We tried adding text:
I love the clock!
And this: Too nice to cut!
We also tried adding a stencil and stippling over it with black acrylic paint:
Then I added spiral shapes from magazine and a border made up of oil pastels over painted with black acrylic and then scratched away to form a contrasting pattern:
Next we made some monoprints and used a stencil shape as a resist before adding some more monoprinted spiral shapes on top.
Monoprinted paper overlaid with monoprinted tissue paper plus cut spiral stencil.
Monoprinted calico overlaid with tissue paper as before plus printed spiral shape:
The underlayer here is calico which has been monoprinted using a tile base and then monoprinted tissue paper added on top:
We then chose a piece to which we would add stitching [monoprinted calico with fabric spirals and strip added on top:
And with stitching:
When I got home I was concerned that I’d needed to keep what I’d learnt alive and so I decided to try and make a collage a week. I also want to get into the habit of using my sketchbook to record my thoughts or response to the world around me.
Brighton Seafront…….A walk along the Prom
Inspired by my garden…..
I forgot to photograph this before I cut it so have placed it back together!
With this on the facing page:
Collage no 3:
Memories of the Costume Museum in Sevilla……..
I had some papers left over so …..
Collage No 4:
It’s been a summer no-one saw coming:
So far so good!
Now I will return to Module 3 course work and keep my weekly collages going…….