Telling Your Stories Through Collage (5weeks/Online)
Instructor: Melvin Nesbitt Jr.
Sundays, February 28, March 7, 14, 21 and 28
2 to 5 pm EST
There is much power in the telling of a good story. We encounter stories in books, newspapers, on the screen, in our verbal interactions and conversations with others, on social media, and more. From childhood on, we are confronted with stories that overlap and ‘collage’ themselves into our daily existence, and many stay embedded in our memories for long periods of time. Most of these are verbal, but we are responding to visual stories all around us as well. How as visual artists can we tell stories? How do we use a visual rather than a verbal language to communicate our stories through line, color, shape, gesture, composition and a variety of art materials, including found and prepared collage materials? This class will build awareness of how narratives can be told visually and will explore the connection between the principles of design and storytelling. Working from photographs, memory, imagination and observation, students will produce several collaged pieces recounting personal and compelling stories.
Images: Melvin Nesbitt Jr.
Once registered, you will receive an email containing information on how to join Zoom 24 hours before of the morning of the start of the class or workshop.