Explore the art of collage by creating a unique postcard to mail as encouragement to someone affected by our present moment. Many people are grappling with isolation, anxiety, grief, and anger resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the long-standing struggle for racial and social justice. This will be an opportunity to meditate on and spread messages of hope and resilience.
Amy Hughes Braden of Red Dirt Studio leads this workshop which includes group brainstorming and guided postcard creation. It will also include a very brief history of collage and examples of contemporary approaches to the medium, including works from the Philips’s collection which can serve as inspiration for your piece.
Materials: Cardstock or other solid piece of paper to cut into postcard size, scissors, x-acto knife (optional), glue stick, rubber cement (optional), magazines, old books, fabric, mail, stamps, wrapping paper, old photos...anything you can cut up and attach to a piece of paper.