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

The Art of Collage

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

Collage is a form of visual art production created from various elements, including paper, photographs, fabric, text, geometric shapes, and three-dimensional objects. Rooted in the French word “coller” which means “to glue”, you will experiment with collage techniques including basic cut-and-paste, decoupage and assemblage, recycling, printmaking, and advance to three-dimensional designs.

This class provides adults with the tools to experiment with collage as a powerful form for personal expression and exploration. Emphasis is placed on using the medium to create narratives that connect the student to artistic articulation, use of the mobile phone as a documentary tool, and sharing the creative process with fellow students.

All skill levels are welcome

This class will include a visit to MAM’s galleries during class time to learn from artists on view and be inspired.

See the Yard School Policies for complete health and safety information.

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Adult (age 16+)
Mixed Media
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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.