image #91 18 April 2017. Letter collage.

As I’m none too confident about composition, I’ve joined a collage class at my local art studio, run by the artist Douglas Morland.  A chunk of our first meeting was taken up with a lengthy – but very interesting – slideshow on the history of collage so this, our first experiment, felt a bit rushed at the end. Most of my sheets hadn’t yet dried, plus we only had children’s scissors, so … oh, what the hell. It’s a forgiving medium, right?

So for this exercise, Douglas asked us to paint four sheets in different tones of the same colour, and a fifth in a contrasting colour, then cut out letters of different sizes and arrange them. A lovely simple exercise with no right answers, though we’ll apparently be analysing them next week!

Didn’t entrust this to the scanner as it’s still deeply gluey, an hour on. This is an 11 week class, and we’re to bring potential collage materials along next week.

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