In Person, Mansa K. Mussa, Classes and Workshops, Adult (age 16+), Workshops, Mixed Media

Studio Art Sampler: Wallpaper Self-Portrait Collage

Studio Art Sampler: Wallpaper Self-Portrait Collage

3:30 pm
5:30 pm

Enjoy the afternoon making art using professional studio art materials while learning tips and techniques from MAM’s teaching artists in their medium of specialization.

Inspired by the design techniques of collage photographer Mansa K. Mussa, students will experiment with cut-and-paste collage techniques to create a dramatic, stylized self-portrait. Participants will utilize a sumptuous array of wallpaper samples to redefine their personalities with dramatic colors and small flourishes. Mixed-media embellishments will be available to give your design a special sizzle. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies will be provided. 

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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.