Basic Collage

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Basic Collage

Cost: $395.00

Basic Collage provides inexperienced 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. Strategies to begin a collage with drawing, tracing, and photography and the basic elements of art (color, value, line, shape, pattern, and texture) are explored; as well as how these elements synthesize to create a visual experience. In-class demonstrations will cover cutting and gluing techniques, inkjet and Xerox transfer with acrylic mediums, and methods for combining collage with various materials. The instructor advises students individually on the technical and conceptual development of their work. Student work is supported with weekly presentations on the history of collage and its diverse manifestations throughout 20th-century art. Online gallery tours will be used to introduce the works of contemporary 21st-century collage artists.

​Basic Collage will meet for four sessions.​The class will not meet on November 21st or 28th, to allow students time to work on their final project. 

Meets Weekly: Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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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.