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Collage: Drawing with Shapes and Textures

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Collage: Drawing with Shapes and Textures
Margot Voorhies Thompson
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$240 plus $30 Materials Fee
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February 27, 2018
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Workshop Overview

Investigate different methods for layering and manipulating shapes and fragments by composing images using collage elements. To develop an understanding of the craft of collage, students will experiment with a variety of papers, adhesives and techniques. Collage is an excellent way to create thumbnails for paintings. Each student will be encouraged to discover both conceptual and formal approaches to building a series of related images through the medium of collage.

About the Instructor(s)

Margot Voorhies Thompson is a Northwest painter, printmaker, calligrapher and the designer of the Sitka Center logo. She is represented by the Russo Lee Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Her public art commissions include installations at Portland State University, Woodstock Public Library, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Oregon State Library,Tualatin Kaiser Permanente, OHSU and the Oregon State Hospital.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Collected papers, transparent papers, old letters,etc. Try to avoid papers that have too much non-personal information or magazine images. Better to bring an old drawing of your own to cut up or papers with your own marks on them (for copyright and content reasons)

• A minimum of 4 to 5 (more, if ambitious) same size panels (small or medium in scale) for a series. These could be gessoed canvases, gessoed masonite or wood boards, binders board sealed with matte medium, etc.

• Matte Medium

• 1-2 flat brushes for medium application

• 2 cotton rags

• Brushes for watercolor, gouache,etc.

• Watercolor, gouache, pastels, pens, etc.

• Odorless fixative

• Drafting tape (low-tack)

• Bone folder

• Scissors

• X-acto knife (with extra blades & plastic cutting board)

• Plastic containers (at least 2)

• Sanding block and sandpaper (different grits)

• Apron

• If you have a favorite book on collage, please bring it to share with the other students.

• Please bring a written description or sketch of an idea for a collage. Use this idea as an organizing principle for collecting your materials to bring to the workshop. A beginning idea, even if you change it by the time we start the class, will be useful.

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Cold wax medium

• Galkyd medium

• Selection of specialty papers for participants to test

• Gudyo adhesive, PVA, wheat starch paste

• Electric drill

• Collage resource list

• Miscellaneous materials from personal studio to share with class

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