Roxana Geffen Collage Workshop – Library
Roxana Geffen will teach a 2 1/2 hour collage workshop for up to 25 adults. Fee: $25 per person. Saturday, August 5 from 10am until 12:30pm. Registration is required at Cornwalllibrary.org.
“Everyday the tide of my life leaves piles of small things on my shore: opened envelopes, scraps of fabric, candy wrappers, bits of plastic or metal. Every once in a while something with an interesting shape, or exciting color combination or intricate pattern will catch my eye and I’ll save it. Through my collages I assemble these pieces into a new whole. I look at the things’ formal qualities (size, shape, color, texture) and work to create a new world for them, a visual landscape where a long strip of yellow envelope or lollipop wrapper feels essential.
You too can make art out of your life! Bring your own scraps and join me in collage-making. Bring any small things that seem interesting looking to you and can reasonably be glued or stitched to a piece of paper. You will also have your pick of scraps from my collection. Together we will find ways to look at and combine them all, making new worlds out of old things.”
Instructions, paper, additional collage materials, needles and thread, glue and scissors will be provided.
-Roxana will talk about her work in the show (20 mins with questions)
-Then she will explain the process she uses to make the collages and distribute materials (20 mins)
-Roxana will help people make their own collages and will photograph the collages at the end