Uncovering That Which We Have Forgotten
July 18 - 23, 2021
Alex Merchant · alexmerchant.art
Workshop at a glance
Students will engage in a practice of letting go of control, through a layered collage and multimedia technique that allows the artist to visually collide two different images.
- Creating multi-layered, visually complex, and durable collages
- Collaging using your own printed photographs or other print media
- Print materials
- Gel medium
- Mixed media collage
- Making a multimedia collage
- Learning pattern-making techniques such as triangles, radial patterns, and diamonds
- Techniques for working backwards with collage and painting
Alex Merchant works as a student affair professional for New York University in New York City. His art incorporates a wide range of media, historical documents, pop iconography, and current events to demystify the politics of geography. As an artist deeply grounded in race and gender theory, Merchant attempts to bridge connections between seemingly endless cultural miscommunication.
Using simple and easily accessible materials students will construct collages that are planned in reverse, learning a great technique for artists who might tend to be somewhat indecisive. The process takes away most of the decision making and guesswork while you learn to release control and enjoy the process. Participants will layer two different images on top of one another allowing them to exercise more complexity in their constructing of the work. You will not be able to see the bottom layer as you cut through the top layer permitting the image to reveal itself over time. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600 · download the materials list
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