Monday, March 20, 2017

Fun Collages

I had the privilege of joining a group at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, making quick collages under the guidance of Sam Cranstoun. What fun! Sam is a VERY talented artist, currently showing at Caloundra.  He provided us with old photographs and pictorial magazine pages, and started us off with a fortune cookie.  The brief was to choose a photo to suit the fortune.  Haha !!!!  I LOVE this concept.



This was the beginning of two hours of absolute fun.  No pressure. After all you can't produce a masterpiece in two hours can you?  We were all up to our ears in images, bits of paper, and glue.





 

They're all a bit rough...but I had a ball.

Sam gave us a brief discussion on his work. He generally works on a well-researched theme. Then he makes collages on that subject, and uses those as reference for paintings.  Wonderful.

Many thanks to the Gallery staff and Volunteers who made this evening possible.




4 comments:

  1. wow what a great sounding class- and pure fun as I can see by your collage pieces!

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  2. What fun Jo!
    Clearly you had a very good time.
    Cutting and pasting and playing with collage is my idea of fun too.
    oxo

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  3. I LOVED each of these. I think the second one was my favorite because I saw rugs and saw the bunny on top of the baby and thought of hairless people get rugs to cover their baldness. I know I'm stretching it, but I saw so much humor in it. Keep making those awesome collages. You always inspire me.

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  4. But that is the point to loosen up and have fun, and knowing no masterpieces will be created puts everyone on equal footing, I love these ... such whimsy!! x

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