Collage Class at the Takoma Park Community Center

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January – June 2018

Offered through the Takoma Park Recreation Department, and now in its 13th year, Collage is a great collective work environment for novices and artists alike. Part color theory class, part exposure to fresh ideas about composition, it is a workshop, a critique group, and a place to generate, wrestle with, and nurture, visual ideas.

Participants can either cycle through the sequential 2-year (10 session) curriculum and work with a wide range of mixed media methods, materials, aspects of color and approaches to design, or drop in to specific classes to focus on a particular palette or design topic.

Experience the remarkable possibilities of paper, paint, and found materials! This class is held in the Takoma Park Community Center at 7500 Maple Avenue.

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Session 1: Tuesdays, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Jan 9 – Feb 13, 2018

Singed, Smoked & Shredded

This six week session of Collage will explore the black, brown, beige, and white palette, focusing on value contrast and key; students will explore the grid pattern/window as organizing principle and create altered transparent, translucent and opaque papers by burning, singeing, and smoking them.

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Session 2: Tuesdays, 11:00AM – 2:00 PM, Feb 27 – Apr 10, 2018

Saturation, Staining & the Slanted Line

Participants will work with the primary triad palette. Diagonals will be examined as an organizing principle. Students will explore variations of chroma through contrast, gradation, and key. The paper altering lesson will involve staining and stamping to generate transparent and opaque papers for collage.

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Session 3: Tuesdays, 11:00AM – 2:00 PM, May 1 – June 5, 2018

Strata, Secondaries, Handmade Stamps

Participants will work with the secondary triad palette. Horizontal Strata will be examined as an organizing principle. Students will explore variations of tints and shades through contrast, gradation, and key. The paper altering lesson will involve composting wet papers + rusted materials and stamping with rusting solution to generate altered papers for collage.

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$210 tuition TP residents ($240 for non res) per 6 week class session + $30 materials fee due on the first day of class. Location: Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park, MD.

Registration for the Collage class is currently open via the Takoma Park Recreation Department. You may register on-line, by mail, or in person at the Rec Dept window in the Community Center.

Follow the link below and scroll down to the link if you would like to register on-line.

http://www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation/

For more information about the instructor and for a full 2018 schedule of upcoming classes and workshops see below:

Katie Dell Kaufman’s Teaching Resume

Katie’s Teaching Schedule for 2018 

(including topics of the upcoming sessions of COLLAGE)