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Next dateFLOWER COLLAGE RUNNING AGAIN IN MARCH 2019
Due to numerous requests, my Explore Colour: Flower Collage online art course that launched this Autumn will be repeated in March 2019. The theme is flowers and the medium is paper collage.
Flowers have been the inspiration for artists and designers across most cultures and in many mediums for millennia. This classic topic is used in so many different ways in art and surface decoration.
Flowers and botanical shapes are the perfect subjects to explore forms creatively and expand art practices. By using paper collage as material, it allows one to be brave with colour combinations and experimentations.
The course’s four main projects are built around trending colour moods and are influenced by art styles, movements and artists. The aim is to create a variety of collage artworks incorporating painting, layering and experimental art techniques.
Flowers in art and design
Flowers have been adapted in many ways and trends, and have never gone out of fashion in application as surface decoration. There are many ways to incorporate the vast array of flower shapes -
In my own art, flowers and botanical shapes feature in still life, landscape and floral fantasy paintings. I am a full time artist and designer with a background in textile design. My paintings are often adapted and used as surface pattern decoration for interior markets as well as accessories, in print publications, on textiles and general gift markets.
Why collage as an art course?
In my previous Explore Colour: Still Life courses I incorporated collage mini-
I saw the potential of this creative process: it is suitable to try new colour combinations, layering as well as experimenting with compositions. There is much more to discover and expand on with this freeing method of creating. This course combines a variety of painting and layering techniques, and explore alternative ways to incorporate drawings and expressive marks in collage.
How will the course work?
Flower Collage will run from 4 March to 31 March 2019. The course materials will be available in dedicated page on this website, with a closed Facebook group as a classroom space for posting of work and obtaining feedback.
Different modules will be released over four weeks on the dedicated page. Prerecorded videos demonstrate the processes and can be viewed during the course and for six weeks after it ends. I will also be presenting four one hour live demonstrations (4 x 1 hour) over the weekends.
The course's mini-
Who is the course aimed at?
Flower Collage is a course developed to inspire artists and designers alike. It is suitable for professional artists as well as beginners.
What materials will be used?
There is a list of materials available on this website. The direct link is here
Can I share work created on the course?
Yes. This course is intended as a portfolio builder and aims to develop skills and knowledge of materials.
Flower Collage costs £195.
Places will be limited to 100 students, course registration will close on 28 February or when all the places are filled