Basic Collage

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Basic Collage

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Session Dates: October 07, 2017 - November 25, 2017

Cost: $395.00

Basic Collage provides non-experienced students with tools and techniques to approach and explore the medium. Fundamentals of acrylic paints and mediums, adhesives, drawing materials, papers, light collage materials such as fabric and cardboard are introduced. In-class demonstrations cover cutting and gluing techniques, inkjet and Xerox transfer with acrylic mediums and methods for combining collage with various materials. Strategies for how to begin a collage with drawing, tracing and photography are explored. Students learn about the basic elements of art (color, value, line, shape, pattern and texture) and how these elements synthesize to create visual experience. Students are asked to interpret general themes such as portrait, landscape or still-life in class assignments. The instructor advises students individually on the technical and conceptual development of their work. Student's work is supported with weekly presentations on the history of collage and its diverse manifestations throughout 20th century art. The works of contemporary 21st century collage artists are introduced through online gallery tours.

Meets Weekly: Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, The final day to register is Oct. 5th., students enrolling after this date will pay a $15 late fee.

Course Code: $117578

Instructor(s): Eric Hibit

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.