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Instructor: Benjamin Edmiston
July 30 - August 3
Monday - Friday
1 - 4pm
5 Sessions

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Cut + Paste, an introduction to collage, welcomes participants to the spirited nature of mixing materials to create unique and playful assemblages. Cutting, tearing, ripping, painting, gluing, sewing and composing will be in full swing, with a wide array of lightweight materials and techniques. Decorative or found papers, fabrics, photographs, cardboard and string will be used to construct tactile works that explore (but are not limited to) themes of landscape, portraiture and abstraction. Simultaneously we will explore the unique history of collage within art history, from artists such as Schwitters, Cornell, Braque and Picasso and learn about current practitioners such as Kara Walker or Jöckum Nordstrom. Demonstrations on cutting techniques, paper folding, adhesion, and image transfer using acrylic mediums will also be covered. This course is open to all levels of experience and will suit both playful and experimental artists alike.

Benjamin Edmiston is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He earned his BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and received his MFA from Brooklyn College. He has shown throughout the United States and abroad, including David Shelton Gallery, Houston; Cuevas Tilleard Projects, NYC; Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark; Left Field Gallery, CA; Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia. His work has been published in ‘The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art’; ‘New American Paintings #104’; ‘New American Paintings #93’