On Line Class - The Art of Collage
In this five week class you will create a main subject (birds, fish, flowers, trees) to collage from start to finish. You will learn how to choose your main focal point, the pros and cons of various substrates and the preparation of the background. You will learn how to create an interesting paper palette through color, values, pattern and texture. Your instructor will guide you in the placement and paper preparation as well as how to adhere them to the background which you will then glaze to unify. The addition of script, text or other ephemera as well as the use of tint, paint or distress inks to complete your piece of art will be reviewed and worked on in class. In the last two weeks of class you will create your own collage at home with feedback and discussion in class from the instructor and other participants. Material list available.
Teaching artist Regina Thomas’ collage and mixed media art is a mélange of visual stimuli, colors, and shapes involving different genres from the representational to the abstract. These multi-layered works portray her view of the world, never realistic, injecting her own narratives, metaphors, and icons. Regina works instinctually, and her desire is to stimulate and intrigue the viewer, make a connection, bringing their own experiences to the work.
Regina has lived and traveled throughout Asia and Europe. While in London, she attended Richmond University concentrating on the Art Disciplines as well as Studio classes. Upon her return to the states she continued refining her art through classes and workshops at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), The New Art Center in Newton – MA, South Shore Art Center – MA, West Hartford Art League, Creative Arts Workshop/New Haven, CT, Yale University and The British Art Museum.
Regina began showing her work in November 2002 and has been included in many juried exhibitions in New England. Regina shows in private galleries and is an Elected Artist with New Haven Paint & Clay and Gallery Artist with South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, Massachusetts. She has private collectors across the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia. Her most recent shows have been at The John Slade Ely House in New Haven, and The Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook where she also holds classes in collage and mixed media art.