Instructor: Anne Gilman
July 31 - August 4
9am - 12pm
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This class will look at the ways you can combine text with drawing and collage to create works that range from a personal narrative to a broader social commentary. A quick look at the work of contemporary artists using a variety of approaches to text and image will open possibilities of exploration from small intimate pieces to larger works. Students interested in a simple accordion book structure might consider a series of related images that can read as individual pages or across a wider spread when the book is opened.
Bring an assortment of materials: scraps of fabric, papers, photographs, xeroxes, colored tapes, newspapers, books, or any other materials that you find interesting. Technical information on paper and adhesives will be discussed along with conceptual, thematic and process-oriented approaches to developing a series of inter-related works that mix text and image with planning and spontaneity!
Anne Gilman is a Brooklyn-based artist working in varying formats including large-scale drawings, prints, and multi-panel projects. She has received fellowships from the Edward Albee Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, and The Chenven Foundation and has had her work featured in Bomb Magazine, Guernica Magazine, Publishing Perspectives, Prattfolio, and the Spanish-language magazine, Literal. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe. She currently teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs at Pratt Institute and was just awarded a studio through the Cultural Space Studio Program in Dumbo Brooklyn.