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Guided Workshop

Composition for Collage

Composition for Collage:

Taught by Claudine Hellmuth

Visual Tips and Techniques to Enhance your Layouts, Journals, and Projects

Have you ever felt drawn to a photograph, scrapbook layout, or wall display without really understanding why? Have you ever struggled with a project that doesn't feel quite right, but you don't know how to fix it? In both scenarios there is a specific element at play—composition!

In the world of visual arts, "composition" is the placement or arrangement of the visual elements in a photograph, painting, print advertisement, or scrapbook page. It's the foundation of your design. In Composition for Collage, Claudine Hellmuth will help you elevate your art as you explore the FUNdamentals of artistic composition. You'll spend four weeks playing with symmetry and asymmetry, focal points and focus, vignettes, horizon lines, and more.

Regardless if you are a scrapbooker who's just starting to dabble in mixed media, or if you're already comfortable creating altered artwork, you can learn to take your own designs from cluttered to clean and avoid common compositional pitfalls!

A veteran artist and teacher, Claudine has taught this popular workshop live internationally as well as here at Big Picture Classes. She has adapted various methods she learned from her university-level art training, and she's ready to guide you through each step, offering advice and tips on your projects as well as fun vintage image downloads for your art pieces.

Each week is broken down into fun exercises that are easy to learn and quick to implement. At the end of class, you'll walk away with at least four finished projects and the knowledge to take your work even further.

Composition for Collage is back for another run! This workshop includes:

  • Instructional videos and slideshows each week
  • Colorful instructional handouts with step-by-step instructions for each lesson/project
  • 20 sheets of printable collage images to use in composition exercises—a $100 value!
  • Weekly emails offering inspiration and images from artists, plus an invitation to check out what's new in the classroom
  • Welcome note from Claudine in the classroom
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
  • A highly interactive instructor who comments on all work posted in the gallery
  • Message board to share your thoughts and questions with Claudine and your classmates

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