Collage Class at the Takoma Park Community Center

Offered through the Takoma Park Recreation Department, and now in its 16th 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 (address at the bottom of the page).

Session 1: Tuesdays, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Sept 21 – Oct 26, 2021 

Transparency, Translucency & Temperature

Participants will explore complementary color palettes, temperature range, transparency and translucency. In the construction lesson, students will work with acrylic paints, stencils, and various thicknesses of paper, to explore pattern as it relates to composition in collage. 


Session 2: Tuesdays, 11:00AM – 2:00 PM, Mar 3 – Apr 14, 2020

Mark Making & Metallics 

This class focuses on metallic colors + B/W, value range, negative/positive relationships in design, and cruciform as a design structure. The construction portion of the class involves creating papers with silver, gold, black, and white acrylics, experimenting with mark making, and other painting techniques.  


Tuition: $205.00 (TP Residents) $235 (Non res) + $25 materials fee due on the first day of class. Socially distanced, masked, & limited to 8 participants. Location: Takoma Park Community Center Art Room, Takoma Park, MD.

Registration for the Collage class is currently open via the Takoma Park Recreation Department. You may register on-line here.


Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912