Collage and Beyond


3:10 PM – 4:50 PM

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7

Ever want to create artwork from images, decorative papers and art materials? Join a professional media artist to show you how to combine materials to create fascinating artwork. Drawing and painting is integrated with collage.  No experience necessary – just a willingness to try! Demonstrations and individual attention is given as each student works to complete mixed media creations.  Elements of design and composition theories are taught to enhance each student’s way of thinking about and creating art. Each week  will include short education lecture/demonstration on design principles as well as hands on individual art creation. Famous artists are discussed and studied. Books and related materials about notable artists are available for class discussion. Photographs of other artwork can be used and transferring techniques are explained. We end each session with a brief critique.

Materials to bring: archival glue stick, mat medium or other archival craft glue of choice, decorative collage papers of student’s choice (newspaper, magazines, colored paper, wrapping paper — anything can be used), tracing paper, scissors, pencil, any kind of paint and heavy weight paper or canvas of your choice. 


Facilitator: Ellen Gordon

Ellen Gordon is a mixed media artist based in Stamford. She earned an undergraduate degree from Boston University and a master’s degree from Baruch College, NYC. She has exhibited regionally and is the recipient of many awards. Her work is in many private locations across the country and abroad. Ellen is the President of the Loft Artists Association in Stamford, serves on the board of the Greenwich Art Society and has taught and planned art programs for children and adults.