Collage: Paper as Paint

July 04, 2023 - August 08, 2023



This course will introduce you to different ways of using coloured and patterned papers to create a composition as you might do with paint. The focus will be on using both abstract and representational designs based on found and composed shapes. The use of coloured patterned papers is a great way to expand your colour awareness and has been used for over a century to plan colour schemes for paintings. The projects will be small works of art in themselves but can also be used as ideas or studies for paintings. Suitable for all levels.

Registration Details

Visit the Vancouver Island School of Art website to register online, or phone 250-380-3500.

Suppy List

- Vogue Magazine (any issue): Vogue is ideal due to the high quality of images and designs (a second choice would be any fashion magazine)*

- at least two large (21 g) high quality glue sticks (such as UHU permanent)

- package of coloured cardstock such as Bright Essentials 8.5" x 11" Cardstock Paper by Recollections®, 200 Sheets, $14.99 (available at Michaels or Staples); any package of coloured cardstock 8.5 x 11” will suffice

- pad of coloured construction paper (such as Crayola); construction paper is low quality but the more faded colours and rougher texture can work well to offset the bright cardstock

- additional surfaces to work on: cereal boxes, cardboard boxes, mat boards, etc. (we will be using the coloured cardstock as surface as well as for collage but I encourage you to look around for other suitable “found” surfaces)

- scissors (small embroidery scissors and larger shears)

- x-acto knife and cutting board (optional)

- collage papers (optional): any papers or magazines, books or calendars you might have around that could be used.

July 04, 2023 - August 08, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Vancouver Island School of Art
302-733 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC, V8W 3C7