- Collage & Mixed Media (Online)
July 1, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Ali Williams
Skill Level: Beginner
Description: Collage is a great way to incorporate creative play into artwork and explore ideas without the pressure of perfectionism found in many other mediums. This class will focus on exactly that. We’ll be working with everyday materials such as magazines, old papers, and non-toxic, water-based supplies and mediums that are easily accessible. We’ll discuss concepts, and work through color, composition, and texture, while combining paper and mixed mediums. This class will include demonstrations, examples, discussion, and work time, as well as feedback from the instructor and classmates.
You’ll learn to work with everyday common materials and find inspiration through experimentation without an overly planned outcome. In this class you’ll develop artwork based around a personally chosen theme that you can explore through working from your creative imagination.
Great for artists looking to break from their usual medium and have some creative play. This class is equally beneficial and fun for beginners or for new artists with little or no experience.
Materials needed: Heavy card stock, Bristol board, or watercolor paper for our base, A few different magazines that are visually interesting to you, some other paper materials: newspaper, gift wrap, colored construction paper, tissue paper, old artwork, etc. Additional and optional art supplies you like to work with (examples: Water-based paint: Acrylic/Watercolor/Gouache, Pastel and/or crayon, Markers, pen/pencil), Elmers Glue in bottle, Matte Medium, Container or plastic cup, two old or inexpensive small to medium size brushes, scissors and/or x-acto knife, Painter’s/Artist tape, Cup for water, paper towels/rag.
About the instructor:
Ali M Williams is an artist from the Philadelphia area with a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design. She has exhibited her work and murals internationally.
Ali is interested in how visually altering a space with public art affects the surrounding environment. Her murals invite you inside a collaged, fabricated dreamscape of paint, mysterious beauty, and contemporary iconography. Her work touches on the complexity of the human spirit. She is passionate about women’s issues and often utilizes the female portrait as a means of self-reflection and identity. Her advocacy for animal rights, environmental and wildlife conservation are also prevalent in her paintings. She regularly uses negative space, juxtaposing methods and visuals to help tell a story. Symbolic elements, graphic imagery, and muted tones in contrast with vibrant colors and realism are frequent components of her work.
She has worked with numerous education and community outreach programs such as Cancer Treatment Centers of America, The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, The Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Riverside Correctional Facility, Zambia Tukongote Community Projects, The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, Mural Arts Philadelphia, The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, and at-risk youth and adults, as well as a range of participants of all ages. Some of her most recent clients include Zappos, The NFL, New Balance, Nasdaq, and The Schulson Collective.
The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for cancellation of classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the Guild. In order to request a withdrawal from a workshop, students must contact the Guild by phone 717-431-8706 or email email@example.com at least 7 days before the class. Students who request a withdrawal at least 7 days prior to the class will receive a 100% tuition class credit.
Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts.