Learn about photomontage, the art of creating designs from found images. Create your own handcrafted designs while unwinding and socialising with others.
What will you learn on this course?
This course offers the opportunity to develop skills in the creation of hand generated photomontage, which is an art form with historic roots in the Dadaist movement of 1915. Photomontage is the art of using existing photographs, cut from used books and magazines, in order to create new designs. The process of producing photomontage by hand, (as opposed to using computer software), is very satisfying and therapeutic, providing a more immediate, raw aesthetic to the finished artwork.
On this course you will learn how to:
- Understand how Photomontage fits into the overall history of art
- Use mindmaps to convey emotion in the creation of photomontage
- Use scale, proportion and geometry to maximise the visual impact of your designs
- Use colour, texture and typography to maximise the visual impact of your designs
- Use and refine craft skills in the creation of photomontage designs by hand
The tutor will provide a variety of magazines and image rich books giving you the opportunity to create a range of alternative visual outcomes. Different design formats will also be touched upon during the course. Montage designs will be applied to post card sized artwork and A3 posters, with suggested themes for designs, or your own choice of topic.
The class includes group tuition, handouts and one-to-one support from the tutor. Guidance will be tailored to your level of experience to help you to achieve your aims for your work. The tutor will encourage an atmosphere of communication and co-operation through interactions with others in the class.
The course will include time to view, reflect and constructively critique your own work and that of other students in the class, done in a friendly and relaxed environment. The overall aim of the course is to help learners develop their own original style of producing art via the medium of photomontage, whilst enjoying the therapy of losing 'the self' in the creative experience.
On completion of this course you can expect to have produced several rough ideas pieces and refined finished artworks.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to students of all levels and you do not require any previous art experience, full instruction will be given.
The course is accessible for people with disabilities who can participate in practical art activities. A support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.
Do you need to bring anything?
All materials and equipment is provided however we’d encourage you to please bring along old magazines and unwanted books with pictures and illustrations.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs.
Who teaches this course?
A refreshing look into image making – absorbing and different.
It was a great workshop and got my creativity flowing.
As a trainee Art Therapist I found the course very beneficial, Hazel was supportive and very knowledgeable.
It was a brilliant day and I really want to do the full term course now. Highly recommended and Hazel is lovely.