Collage: Cooperating With Found Images

May 24, 2020 – May 30, 2020

Billy Renkl

In this workshop students will explore a variety of approaches to collage with an emphasis on historical models. The principle goal is experimentation in the development of personally expressive collages using found imagery, and an understanding of the unique ways that collage speaks. Although participants will experiment with cutting and gluing techniques, a fruitful collage practice is not always based in manual skills. “It is perfectly legitimate to use found objects as pictorial elements,” Guillaume Apollinaire wrote in 1913, “they may be new in art, but they are already soaked with humanity.” You are encouraged to bring materials to class in addition to those provided. Open to all skill levels.


Billy Renkl is a professor of Art and Design at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee, an artist, and a freelance illustrator. He has exhibited at The Jule Collins Smith Museum at Auburn University, the Taylor Bercier Fine Art in New Orleans, the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, and at the Indianapolis Arts Center. Renkl has a picture book forthcoming from Cameron Kids.

Billy Renkl

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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