Collage Class at the Takoma Park Community Center

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January – June 2020

Offered through the Takoma Park Recreation Department, and now in its 15th 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 7 – Feb 11, 2020

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

Strata, Secondaries and 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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Session 3: Tuesdays, 11:00AM – 2:00 PM, May 5 – June 9, 2020

Object as Organizer, Texture & the 3rd Dimension 

Participants will work with the neutrals palette. Objects and textures will be examined as an organizing principle. Students will explore variations of color temperature through contrast, gradation, and key. The construction lesson will involve using paint to alter 3-D surfaces.

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$230 tuition TP residents ($260 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 2020 schedule of upcoming classes and workshops see below:

Katie Dell Kaufman’s Teaching Resume

Katie’s Teaching Schedule for 2020

(including topics of the upcoming sessions of COLLAGE)