Collage for Calligraphers and Other Artists

Life is a collage. We are always bringing things together and hoping they will stick. Collage turns this daily experience into art. My collage technique uses rice papers (white and hand-colored), old and odd papers from around the world, whitewash, sgraffito, gold leaf and more to create a layered surface that reflects the layers and emotions of our lives. We will be inspired by our own words, weaving a story on the surface as we go. The process is endlessly variable, allowing you to adapt it to your own practice…and even invent new styles and techniques to express your inner life.

This online course will consist of six Zoom sessions:

  • Live lessons with demonstrations and assignments to do in your own time.
  • Live lessons with additional demonstrations.
  • Lectures on related subjects, including art history and contemporary art.

  • One live crit session in which I will review all works posted by students, with Q&A.

* Sessions will be recorded and made available to students for a period of 4 months.

Material list

  • 4 sheets Rives BFK paper
  • Stretching board (plywood minimum 3/8 inch or 10mm thick, larger than your Rives paper)
  • Gum strip to stretch paper
  • Chinese rice paper
  • Wheat starch for paste
  • Two large brushes for pasting and brushing out paper
  • Whitewash
  • PVA glue
  • Cola can pen and other pens
  • Black ink (India ink is good)
  • Gold leaf
  • Acrylic gilding medium
  • Gouache colors
  • Other materials will be discussed in time for you to order them.

* HANDOUTS with more specific information on materials will be sent three weeks before the series begins.

Dates & time

  • March 6, 13, 20 2023
  • April 3, 10, 17 2023
  • Brussels Time
  • NY Time
    2:00pm March 6 & April
    3:00pm March 13, 20
  • Sydney Time
    6:00am next day (March)
    4:00am next day (April)

* Sessions last approximately 2 hours