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Collage Workshop – March 2024

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Collage Workshop

Newton Community Centre

146 Main St, Newton, Alfreton DE55 5TE

Saturday 23rd March 2024 – 1:30 until 5:30PM

Artist Stephanie Coley will be running another of her fun and popular collage workshops at Newton Community Centre, Derbyshire. During the four hour session Steph will share her tips, knowledge and expertise on collage art. People will get to experiment, explore & create artwork using a wide variety of collage and mixed-media materials. All abilities are welcome and no previous collage experience is necessary.

The workshop costs £35 per person. All art materials and refreshments provided.

If drawing isn’t necessarily your strong point, if you like to collect/hoard ‘interesting’ things, if you’re happy to play and experiment, often without much of a plan, if you like to find your own way, rather than being told exactly where to go or what to do, if you’re happy to explore, to create, then this may be just your thing. Most of Steph’s classes/workshops have a real mix of learners. Some very accomplished & experienced, and some who haven’t picked up a pencil or glue-stick since they left school. Please don’t be scared if you are the latter of the two. Steph will always spend a lot of time with you to hopefully ease you into the session gently.

On the day Steph will look at lots of different ways to use collage in your artwork, she’ll also have examples of her own collage artwork, plus images of other collage artists’ work too. She’ll share some collage do’s & don’ts, she’ll give you plenty of helpful pointers and she’ll also provide a nice supply of her own collage materials to rummage through and use. Think of this fun little workshop as a little journey into the exciting world of collage. Everyone will work very differently; they always do when Steph runs these sessions, but that makes it all the better when sharing your work, techniques and ideas with others.

A word of warning… If you are new to collage, you will be encouraged to see the world a little differently, to collect random things, to not throw anything away… Sorry!!!

Art Materials & equipment

Collage art can be hugely dependent upon the lovely collage materials you use and the possibilities are endless. Whether these are lovely old vintage books, photos, cards, or found maps, sheet-music etc. Magazines, flyers, knitting patterns, dress-making patterns, text books and posters. You then have stamps, tissue paper, packaging, wallpaper, wrapping-paper, tickets. Or you’ve got fabrics & textiles. It’s a whopping long list. Half the fun of being a collage artist is hunting out all of your lovely materials, which in turn will make your collage work that bit more personal. For this workshop Steph will provide a few boxes of her own collage materials, which people are very welcome to use. But if anyone does want to bring & use some of your own materials, please feel free to bring them along on the day.

As well as the more conventional paper based collage, you also have the option to go more mixed media and to incorporate other art materials into your work if you want to. Paints, inks, pens, pastels etc. A selection of art materials will be available to use on the day. There will also be scissors, glue-sticks, PVA, a craft-knife + cutting mat. Again, if people want to bring and use some of their own equipment, please do so.


Hot & cold drinks will be provided, plus a selection of cakes, biscuits & snacks. If anyone has any specific dietary requirements please let Steph know via email prior to the session.


Newton Community Centre

146 Main St, Newton, Alfreton DE55 5TE

For those not familiar, Newton is just south of Tibshelf, Derbyshire. The venue does have a carpark at the rear.


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