Reuse, Reconsider & Reimagine: Collage, Drawing & Painting

Reuse, Reconsider & Reimagine: Collage, Drawing & Painting with Josette Urso

Reuse, Reconsider & Reimagine: Collage, Drawing & Painting with Josette Urso

Cost: $315.00

This class will take place online using Zoom. You will need a computer or device and we recommend downloading the Zoom app. 

4 online sessions

Sundays, June 4–June 25

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

REGISTER ONLINE (Registration opens May 2, 2023)

This online workshop takes a lively, expansive approach to revisiting and reusing previously abandoned paintings, drawings, color tests, telephone doodles, to-do lists, and other similar imagery. 
Our goal is to explore the interrelationship between collage, painting and drawing while stressing the importance of intuition, play and experiment. Passages recycled from previous artworks will be combined with other found and newly created images to serve as foundations and springboards for new projects. 

Explorations will begin simply, becoming progressively more complex as students push the limits of the materials and their ideas. Work done in one medium will assist and influence one's vision in another, and the collaboration between process and concept will encourage the production of less planned and more unexpected images.

This class is ideal for anyone from the beginner to the more advanced student who enjoys improvisation and wants to expand their visual vocabulary and media.

Required Supplies

  • A computer or device with a reliable Internet connection, with Zoom app installed if possible
  • A workspace with your materials ready before the start of class
  • Assorted previously abandoned artworks such as paintings, drawings, color tests, telephone doodles, to-do lists, and other similar imagery
  • Scissors good quality scissors (most important tool!) 
  • Drawing Tools, your choice
  • Painting Tools, your choice
  • Brushes, your choice based on medium 
  • General Purpose Drawing or Watercolor Paper (11 x 14” or larger, medium weight, smooth and white.)
  • Glue, your choice (it is handy to also have an old brush on hand for glue) 
    • possibilities: Jade Adhesive (neutral ph/polyvinyl glue), Glue Stick, SOBO Glue, Gloss or Matte Acrylic Medium (polymer)
  • Paper Towels 
  • 2 water containers
  • White or off-white Drafting or Nichiban Tape 
  • A few sheets of tracing paper, mylar or clear plastic - like heavy ziplock baggies
  • Scrap paper
  • Pencil, sharpener, eraser
  • Magazine from your recycling bin
  • Optional - X-acto knife, ruler and cutting matt or cardboard to protect your table 

Course Code: DR202

Instructor(s): Josette Urso

  • 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.