How (and where) to practice collage art

Harmony Cardenas

One of my key beliefs about collage artwork is that it is not a talent, but a talent. This implies that the far more you do it, the improved you get. But how do you practice collage, and the place can you discover routines to enable you?

Ahead of I get into the assets I give to really encourage individuals to make, I want to mention these that I have discovered or heard about.

First, there are art groups. There are teams that you can find in individual in your area art communities, or teams these as Fb Groups, which can be good for acquiring structured worries. There are so quite a few Fb teams for all various forms of arts so you have to do your analysis to see what is the correct for you. You also have to be picky. If you experience that it’s not the appropriate healthy, you require to be proactive about reducing your ties and maintaining on with your search.

2nd, there are other social media internet sites, like Instagram for instance, in which men and women will share what issues they are doing work on. After you know what some of individuals are, you can adhere to them. For illustration, I have witnessed lots of posts on #ICAD or #icad, which is the “index card a day” problem for 30 days. You can stick to that hashtag to learn what the latest prompts are and then use them as inspirations for the kinds of collages you make.

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

If you know of much more sites to discover practice, do permit me know in the responses, make sure you. I’d like to understand about far more.

What about the assets I offer?

The most preferred ones are the Collage Weekly Planners, which are gluebooks that have an assignment printed on the webpage. You have area on the opposite web site to generate your collage. You have 52 weeks worth of collages to hold you loads occupied! The very good matter is that you can function at your own pace. 

If you really do not want to invest in a whole book and just want the physical exercises so that you can do collage in your individual gluebook, you can acquire just the assignments.

What about a totally free model? In the Collage Artwork Collective, there is a group the place others perform on assignments. A new assignment is posted every single week, which you can see and print out if you would like.

I offer YouTube videos that aid beginners with collage. I have obtained a total playlist that may possibly be beneficial if you like finding out from videos.

Finally, I give an on-line class that structured for inexperienced persons or these who have accomplished collage art but are not assured in their operate. You can uncover more data about it listed here. The training course is accessible for everyday living and is section of the Collage Art Collective.

Regardless of what you choose to do, I hope you will uncover options to be innovative with collage artwork. The additional you exercise, the much better you are going to get!

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