Collage Class at the Takoma Park Community Center


September – October 2017

Offered through the Takoma Park Recreation Department, and now in its 12th 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.


Session 1: Tuesdays, 11:00AM – 2:00 PM, Sept 12 – Oct 17, 2017

Silhouette, Pattern & the Single Color Palette

This six week session of Collage will explore the single color palettes (black and white plus one color and monochrome), focusing on value contrast and key; students will explore using silhouette and pattern as an elements of design and as organizing principles and learn to do B/W acrylic transfers.

Session 2: Tuesdays, 11:00AM – 2:00 PM, March 7 – April 18, 2017

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.
Registration for the Collage class is open via the Takoma Park Recreation Department as of August 15, 2017 for Takoma Park residents (and on August 22 for non residents). 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.

For more information about the instructor and for a full 2017 schedule of upcoming classes and workshops see below:

Katie Dell Kaufman’s Teaching Resume

Katie’s Teaching schedule for 2016 – 2017 (including topics of the upcoming sessions of COLLAGE)