April 23, 2024


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How (and where) to practice collage art

How (and where) to practice collage art

A person of my principal beliefs about collage artwork is that it is not a talent, but a skill. This signifies that the much more you do it, the better you get. But how do you exercise collage, and exactly where can you obtain routines to aid you?

In advance of I get into the assets I give to inspire men and women to generate, I want to mention people that I have uncovered or listened to about.

To start with, there are artwork groups. There are teams that you can discover in particular person in your regional art communities, or teams these as Fb Groups, which can be good for discovering structured difficulties. There are so lots of Facebook teams for all various types of arts so you have to do your investigate to see what is the appropriate for you. You also have to be picky. If you feel that it’s not the correct suit, you need to be proactive about slicing your ties and preserving on with your search.

Next, there are other social media web sites, like Instagram for instance, where by people today will share what difficulties they are functioning on. The moment you know what some of people are, you can adhere to them. For instance, I have found a lot of posts on #ICAD or #icad, which is the “index card a day” problem for 30 times. You can adhere to that hashtag to understand what the most recent prompts are and then use them as inspirations for the styles of collages you make.

Artwork by @janaclinardharris, posted on Instagram. The prompt for this ICAD problem was “lemons”.

If you know of extra places to obtain practice, do let me know in the comments, be sure to. I’d enjoy to study about a lot more.

What about the means I give?

The most well-liked kinds are the Collage Weekly Planners, which are gluebooks that have an assignment printed on the page. You have place on the opposite website page to make your collage. You have 52 weeks well worth of collages to maintain you lots active! The great thing is that you can do the job at your own speed. 

If you really don’t want to acquire a entire e-book and just want the physical exercises so that you can do collage in your individual gluebook, you can obtain just the assignments.

What about a totally free version? In the Collage Art Collective, there is a group the place other individuals work on assignments. A new assignment is posted each individual week, which you can see and print out if you would like.

I give YouTube videos that assist beginners with collage. I have got a full playlist that could be useful if you like discovering from videos.

Last of all, I give an on-line course that structured for novices or individuals who have carried out collage artwork but are not confident in their operate. You can uncover extra data about it here. The training course is obtainable for lifestyle and is portion of the Collage Art Collective.

What ever you opt for to do, I hope you will discover prospects to be creative with collage artwork. The additional you apply, the much better you are going to get!