Intro Class on Mixed Media Magazine Paper Collage
What you'll learn
- How to make a collage using magazines.
- What magazines to select.
- How to paste paper to avoid wrinkles and air pockets.
- The process of assembling the collage.
- How to rip and cut paper.
- How to protect your collage.
- An interest in creating art and collage.
Like to rip paper? So do I. I’m a magazine collage artist making my artwork from torn and cut magazines. I don’t use paint. Everything you see on my collages is a piece of paper.
In this intro course, you will learn how to make a collage by working on your own with my process. Work with me as I put together a collage of birch trees. It’s an easy subject that will help you learn the basics before you try something more difficult. No previous experience is needed. Even the drawing is simple. You may be tempted to try a harder subject, but this will help you become familiar with working with paper for your first collage in this style.
In this course, you will learn:
What magazines to use and the quality that works best.
The supplies you'll need.
The process of planning out your collage.
How to draw birch trees on your canvas.
How to work with paper:
What paper works best
Learn to paste.
How to avoid wrinkles and air pockets.
How to cut your paper.
How to rip your paper so you don’t get the white edges.
What to look for in the paper to create a shadow on the trees.
How to blend your colors.
Learn how to protect your finished collage.
Follow along and work on your collage at your own pace. All the principles can be applied to any subject you choose.
Who this course is for:
- Art students
- Folks interested in collage.
- Someone with lots of time on their hands and enjoys ripping paper. :)
I'm a magazine collage artist, which means my collages are painted with ripped and cut bits of paper from magazines. The main subjects of my art reflect my love of animals and the everyday experiences that comprise my middle-aged, mid-west suburban life like coffee, wine and flowers.
My work has won several awards and I've been featured on PBS, Fox8, WKYC, and various other media and publications.