Collected Images: The Collage Artist Book

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Taught by Christine Garvey

Christine Garvey is an artist, educator, and entrepreneur who divides her time between Austin, New York, and Italy. She received her MFA from Concordia University Montreal, and BFA from Washington University in St Louis. Her works on paper and installations have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions with Galerie Circulaire (Montreal), Sur La Montagne Galerie (Berlin), Jules Maidoff Gallery (Italy), and HERE Art Center (New York). Garvey is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a 2015 Fulbright Research Grant from the Italian Commission, and most recently a City of Austin Community Initiatives Grant. Since 2015, she has been running a popular drawing program in Italy called Tuscan Drawing Excursions bringing students from Brooklyn each year. Garvey primarily lives in Austin, Texas where she is an Assistant Professor of Practice and the 2D Art Foundations Area Head at the University of Texas in the College of Fine Art. For more info visit: www.christine-garvey.com

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Are you a collector of images and things, interested in finding meaning in a narrative format? In this one-day book workshop, students will connect content to form, using the artist book as a vehicle for their message.

Students will learn collage and mixed media practices (transferring, working with wet and dry media, proper glues and applications) introduced through collaborative exercises, demonstrations and discussion. From here, they will use their own collected materials to create a small artist book.

Beginners are welcome, but in the spirit of the short workshop format - time will be best used if students arrive with ideas and materials ready and some experience with mixed media practices.  

 

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