Raintree Woods Workshops–Collage as a Design Tool

Collage as a Design Tool

Collage–from the French word ‘to glue’–is a visual composition made of several pieces.  ‘To glue’ in this context is to stitch fabric elements on top of each other to form a balanced composition.  Collage can be a very strong design tool and is an excellent way for an artist to explore their inner voice.  In this workshop students will learn how to build a collage while using related design elements.  Focus will be on creating components while playing with scraps.  Students will walk away with three small compositions that relate.  This is a great workshop to strengthen your design & compositional skills.

Fee includes some supplies–please note the student supply list below.

*Beginner to Advanced

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Supply List for students:

  • Sewing machine in good working order capable of a straight & zigzag stitch–let me know if you want to use a studio sewing machine.
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • 4–6 fat quarters that relate—include light, medium, dark & one zinger; subtle patterns work best.
  • One yard each of light & dark with subtle pattern—for use as a base fabric.
  • Ziploc bag of scraps
  • 2 yards fusible webbing such as Wonder Under
  • Note taking materials
  • Sack lunch

Cost:      $125–Payable upon registration


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Workshop Registration Guidelines:

  • Register at least two days before class.
  • Class size limit is 4.
  • Class fee due at registration. Payment is online.
    • Checks are acceptable but they must arrive at least five days before date of workshop.  Email Deborah for mailing address–art@deborahfell.com
    • Email Deborah if you have concerns or questions–art@deborahfell.com
  • For a refund, cancellation must be done 3 days before the workshop.
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