Women’s Collage group

Collage and Art Group

A group of women meet monthly to do “intuitive collage” together – currently over zoom. (You can actually do any art you want to.)

If you’d like to join in, please fill out the form below.

https://vancouver.breezechms.com/form/collage to receive zoom link instructions.

The usual time is a half-hour check-in and setting a theme; one hour working on your own and then a half hour “show-and-tell” of the collages you’ve been working on.

Several of us have used “soul collage (r)” techniques and would be pleased to share some examples and this approach.

If you want to work in that format, you’ll need 5″ x 8″ backing paper.

For collage, many magazine or calendar images, scissors and glue are necessary. A 5 x 8 view finder is helpful (cardboard with a cutout that size).

Some of us use the cards and envelopes for sealing/”framing”. You can order here.

https://www.hanfordmead.com/catalog/soulcollage%C2%AE-products (not essential)

This is an opportunity for women to gather for creative play and self-exploration using collage. After brief introductions/check-in, we work quietly at our own pace and then before closing share a bit about what we were working on and what it means to us.

Numbers will be limited and the hope is to find women who’d like to do this on a regular basis so we form and deepen our connections with each other as we get to know each other through our art projects.

We may at some point offer a group at UCV including at an annual women’s gathering (as has ben offered in the past.)

Scissors, glue sticks, paper and images all available.

In the meantime, if you need a box full of magazine images, contact Mary.

Supported by UCV’s Arts Committee.

More about collage:

Definition: collage (n.)

form of abstract art in which photos, newspaper clippings, found objects, etc., are glued onto a surface, 1919 (Wyndham Lewis), from French collage “a pasting,” from Old French coller “to glue,” from Greek kolla “glue,” a word of uncertain origin, perhaps Pre-Greek.

Some formats and approaches

SoulCollage(R) is a method for creating images on a 5″ x 8″ surface.

Artist Trading Cards are traded among people and are 2.5 x 3.5

Art Journal Collages

(Just google any of these phrases or “collage fine art” to find interesting information. You’ll find myriad videos on youtube as well.)

If you’d like to be part of a women’s group that shares the coordination of these gatherings on a monthly basis contact Mary ucvconnect@gmail.com.

Leadership rotates: When it’s your turn, you come early and stay late to set-up and cleanup; send out a reminder to the group. Optional: If you want to propose a theme or a special project you can, or just have a “do your own thing” session.

Here’s some info you may find interesting:

SoulCollage®

If you’re interested in SoulCollage®, you can find some videos on youtube to provide an introduction.

This is a nice four-minute introductory video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QygfSxYerwg

This one is a good how-to Step by Step video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PscsoVlOihA

This shows how to use the viewfinder, marking the points of the corners for cutting.

Among the final embellishments which are often not done, there’s a suggestion to outline the edges of the pasted on images with a metallic paint sharpie.

It’s only visual. There’s (imho) annoying loud music, so just turn off the audio.


Categories:

Arts and Creativity • Meditation and Movement • Visual Arts