2017 Course Information: Collage


Students will gather all kinds of materials in preparation for this workshop. Anything that catches your eye can be compiled in your work bag. Collage is an art form in which compositions are made out of pieces of paper, cloth, photographs, and other flat objects, juxtaposed and pasted on a dry support. Form anything from a simple design, to a narrative, or even a portrait, your purpose can vary, and will shape the outcome. Simpy Playing with 2-D forms on a flat surface, making decisions about their placement by overlapping, cropping, and using spacial relationships to make your own creation. This form of art can open up new and unique vistas that will make both you and the viewer stop, and more importantly - LOOK. What you bring will shape what you create. Bring items both personal and impersonal, collect and share magazines, newspapers, postcards, stationary, fabric, anything you find of interest! Bring things to experiment with, anything small, light, and flat. Rubber bands, string, ribbon, lace, and so on. Paint can also be used to form and enhance a collage, bring watercolor and brushes, acrylics, gloss, or modeling paste. Bring what is YOU!

Materials Fee:Bring Own Materials
Arkansas Craft School,
101 North Peabody St. Mountain View, AR 72560
REGISTER BY:September 8th

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Instructor :Adrian Deckbar

Adrian Deckbar is a New Orleans painter who creates large compositions of what she describes as “the natural world, increasingly in danger of extinction.” She breaks down elements in the landscape to dramatize the play of direct sunlight on forms and shapes. The images are often more interpretative than literal, and have been said to visually vibrate. She works in acrylic and pastels to achieve her luminous effects, and draws from life in the swamps and the forest. She studied with Elemore Morgan Jr. at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she earned a B.A. in Painting and Drawing; at Tulane University she received an MFA in Painting and Drawing, and earlier earned an MA in Painting and Drawing at San Francisco State University. Adrian has taught painting and drawing at Tulane University as a Professor of Practice, an adjunct Professor and a lecturer/invited instructor. She also taught at The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, and at San Francisco State University. Adrian has taught numerous workshops abroad and in the U.S. including The Bascom, in Highlands, N.C., The Mississippi Art Colony, and The Prince’s Foundation for Rebuilding the Environment in New Orleans. Recently she taught “Open Studio in the Forest” at Meadowcreek in Arkansas. Abroad, she taught plein air workshops in Umbria and Northern Italy, and Aix-en-Provence, France. Deckbar’s work is in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, her paintings have appeared in numerous show across the U. S. She has received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Pollack Krasner Foundation, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and the Gottlieb Foundation. In 208 Deckbar published a book of her work with a grant from Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation: Continuum: Moving Through A Still Frame. Deckbar is represented by Callan Contemporary in New Orleans and The James Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.