Full course description
Wednesdays, 9/8-10/6/2021, 6:30-8pm, with optional Engagement Lab 8-8:30pm
Instructor: Matt Goldberg
For five weeks we will explore approaches to collage-making through a series of projects that stretch our skills and help realize our individual tastes. From sourcing image material to finding the right tools for production, this workshop will help artists create a roadmap for their creative process. Workshop sessions will include image presentations, cutting and adhesive techniques, group critiques, and one-on-one tutorials. By the end of the workshop, students will be able to effectively mine and edit source material, build multiple collage pieces simultaneously, gain a better understanding of the themes within their work, and gain an expanded set of skills within the realm of collage (including working at different scales, creating digital work, and a stronger understanding of material use.)
Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas-Catalog. Students will need a computer or smartphone with a webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed on their device. A device to capture images is helpful, but not required.
Required materials: At least one adhesive (glue bottle, glue stick, glue dots, double sided tape, painter’s tape, spray glue) At least one cutting tool (scissors, X-acto knife, paper cutter) Some initial paper to start with (workshops will include sourcing material strategies) Suggested materials: X-acto knife with snap-off blades More than one adhesive Any material from previous collage work (if applicable)
Instructor Bio: Matt Goldberg is an artist and educator in San Francisco. His work is rooted in ceramics, drawing, and mixed media approaches. Goldberg currently works as the Director of Ceramic Programs at SOMArts Cultural Center and has worked alongside a variety of arts organizations in the Bay Area including Root Division, Southern Exposure, Recology’s AIR Program, the Palo Alto Art Center, LEAP Arts in Education, and the San Francisco Art Institute. Matt has exhibited work at Minnesota Street Project and Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, Five Car Garage Gallery in Los Angeles, and Lefebvre et Fils Gallery in Paris.