Earlier on this year I suggested to my Art Group that it might be a good idea to have a Collage Workshop.
In some mysterious way I ended up organising and running it.
We started off with a couple of warm-up exercises using two 6 x 4 inch pieces of good quality paper.
The idea was to make these two collages very quickly.
Choose one colour for this, e.g. purple.
Paint whole page light purple.
Leave to dry.
Keep to the same colour.
Do some loopy large purple writing all over.
Paint a purple border.
Add a mainly purple magazine image.
Draw a fancy purple frame round the image.
Add random letters and frame each letter with a purple shape.
Cut out pieces of text to make a sentence or story.
Colour the text pale purple.
Add another image in a contrasting colour.
The castle picture in the middle is my own painting.
Use any colours.
Paste some images from a magazine covering most of the page but leave some white spaces to colour in later.
Add one or more words from a magazine.
Colour in the white spaces and any other white bits in different colours.
For some reason I really like the way this has turned out.
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I spent about 20 minutes on each of these, not counting getting supplies together.
I'll use the second method again as a warm-up, although the first method was useful too as the colour choices were restricted, so more concentration could be applied to the design.
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I concocted these exercises after several weeks scouring the web for ideas on making collages and the credit goes to the many bloggers who generously shared their ideas.