Art Center Offers Collage Classes

An example of collage. Courtesy/FLAC
 

FLAC News:

Join Monika Kaden at the Fuller Lodge Art Center on the next two Saturdays and discover how art can be a tool for change with collage as your vehicle. This course will provide skills and insights to help you to make two- or three-dimensional collages, using whatever strikes your fancy: found objects, text or ads, photographs, different papers.

Why collage? Creating art with collage is fun for those new to creating art as well as experienced artists. Collage gives your composition skills a workout in organizing shapes. Collage making is very freeing; it’s never tied to one method.

It provides a very tactile experience: cutting, tearing, moving shapes around, gluing, painting, drawing. Textures will provide stimulation that you can only imagine with visual perception. Handling an old newspaper or bit of fabric from a childhood doll’s outfit can stir up memories and feelings and lead to associated thoughts.

Whether you’re curious about trying collage or you are an experienced art seeker this course will provide skills and insights to help you to make two- or three-dimensional collages.

Instructor Monika Kaden is an experienced sculptor, ceramist and mixed media artist. She received her MFA from Alfred University, NY and she is a registered artist in the US and Europe. Monika Kaden created amongst other sculptures and public art projects “The Dancing Saint Francis” Bronze Fountain in front the Cathedral Basilica in Santa Fe. Recently, the Bernalillo County Art Foundation chose two Mixed Media Collages by Kaden for their permanent art collection in Albuquerque. Her bronze work is showcased at Shidoni Galleries in Tesuque, NM and her porcelain work at the Gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos.

“Collage: Art of the New Deal” will meet at Fuller Lodge Art Center 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, March 7 and March 14. The class costs $100 plus a $15 supply fee to the instructor. For more information or to register call the Art Center at 505.662.1635.

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