Celebrating Collage: Making Sophisticated Art with the Humblest of Materials
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
With collage, all things are possible: a geisha performing a tea ceremony for a beloved dog, a sewing circle of women sitting atop a reclining zebra, a young woman levitating beneath a giant bee. In this realm of juxtaposition, new worlds are born. Thus the fragmented nature of the world, represented by the individual elements of the collage, sings of its togetherness.
Using the low risk, high reward medium of analog collage, this workshop will support students in creating art that is sophisticated and expressive. We’ll make both abstract and representational works while learning about important techniques, materials, and 2D design principles. Through invigorating exercises, lively conversations, community-building collaborations, and inspiration from The Farnsworth Art Museum’s own collections, we’ll celebrate the limitless potential of glue, scissors, and paper. All levels welcome.
Katherine Minott, M.A., is an artist in love with the utter simplicity and potent possibility of analog collage (made with paper, scissors, glue–nothing digital). She finds inspiration from an array of resources–natural history illustrations from the 1800s, Gray’s Anatomy, a 100-year old Braille bible–and creates 2D dreamscapes. Now a full-time visual artist, she spends many hours immersed in the forest and along the rugged coastline.
Katherine is an experienced teacher; for over 18 years, she instructed college students in the fine art of writing. Via alternative teaching delivery methods and opportunities, she taught a wide variety of student populations: incarcerated teens and adults, troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an incoming class of state police recruits. Katherine also plied her craft as a freelance magazine writer, profiling one of the Discovery Channel’s hit stars, Cody Lundin of Dual Survival.
Katherine has received awards for her work which has been highlighted in numerous publications such as The Sun and New England Review, as well as in private and corporate collections, including the Boston Children’s Hospital. Her website of collages and fine art photography can be viewed at katherineminott.com.
Cost: $300/$270 for members