How (and where) to practice collage art

One of my primary beliefs about collage artwork is that it is not a expertise, but a talent. This signifies that the far more you do it, the better you get. But how do you follow collage, and in which can you locate exercises to enable you?

Just before I get into the sources I present to encourage persons to generate, I want to point out those people that I have identified or listened to about.

1st, there are artwork teams. There are groups that you can locate in individual in your local artwork communities, or groups these as Fb Teams, which can be fantastic for acquiring structured worries. There are so numerous Fb teams for all distinctive varieties of arts so you have to do your research to see what is the ideal for you. You also have to be picky. If you come to feel that it’s not the right suit, you want to be proactive about slicing your ties and holding on with your lookup.

Next, there are other social media sites, like Instagram for example, wherever persons will share what difficulties they are operating on. The moment you know what some of all those are, you can follow them. For example, I have seen a lot of posts on #ICAD or #icad, which is the “index card a day” obstacle for 30 times. You can comply with that hashtag to understand what the hottest prompts are and then use them as inspirations for the sorts of collages you make.

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

If you know of much more areas to obtain practice, do enable me know in the remarks, please. I’d really like to study about much more.

What about the means I deliver?

The most well-liked kinds are the Collage Weekly Planners, which are gluebooks that have an assignment printed on the web page. You have house on the opposite webpage to make your collage. You have 52 months worth of collages to preserve you plenty occupied! The superior point is that you can perform at your individual tempo. 

If you really do not want to buy a complete e book and just want the routines so that you can do collage in your possess gluebook, you can purchase just the assignments.

What about a free of charge model? In the Collage Artwork Collective, there is a team where by other folks operate on assignments. A new assignment is posted every 7 days, which you can see and print out if you would like.

I offer YouTube video clips that aid novices with collage. I have acquired a entire playlist that might be practical if you like discovering from video clips.

And lastly, I provide an on-line course that structured for beginners or those people who have completed collage artwork but are not self-assured in their get the job done. You can obtain far more facts about it here. The class is available for existence and is portion of the Collage Artwork Collective.

Whatsoever you select to do, I hope you will obtain possibilities to be creative with collage artwork. The much more you follow, the improved you’ll get!