Adult (age 16+), In Person, Mansa K. Mussa, Classes, Yard School of Art, Mixed Media

The Art of Collage

Tuesdays, 8 weeks
To
7:00 pm
9:30 pm

The word collage takes its root from the French word coller, which means to glue. That is the essential element of this most democratic of all art forms—creating an idea, deciding what materials to use, finding the substrate to work on, and then determining what adhesive will work best with the combination of materials and substrate. This class will explore how paper, photographs, graphics, and text can be combined to create compelling mixed-media narratives. Participants will design flat and three-dimensional collages, book arts, photomontages, and assemblages. All skill levels are welcome. Students should bring a pair of scissors.

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Member Price
$235
Non-Member Price
$294
Event Type
Classes
Event Format
In Person
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Ages
Adult (age 16+)
Medium
Mixed Media
Priority Registration
Open Registration
Instructor

Mansa K. Mussa

Mansa K. Mussa is a visual artist, arts educator, curator, and arts consultant. As a photographer, the native of Newark, New Jersey, has been using the camera to document “the unfolding of human events” in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, Central America, and Europe for forty-four years. His photographs and collages have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibits since 1974. They have also been published in several books, including the landmark Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present.

During the past five years, he has developed a technique of digital photography he refers to as “iPadology.” In essence, it utilizes the iPad to create a series of abstract digital photographic images. The pictures are then edited with photo apps to produce optical illusions that can be printed on paper, fabric, and metal.

The goal is to layer the photographic image with broad strokes and small flourishes, and to combine the image with portraits, text, and geometric shapes to design a new form of ExpressiveArts.