Collage is a way of looking at and interacting with images and materials that are around us all the time. To manipulate, add to, and assemble images is a revolutionary act and has been used as a way to re-imagine, re-see and re-present images and materials around us, even as a means of political dissent. In this course we will explore collage conceptually and formally while learning Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. We will develop projects based on your conceptual interests melding hand and digital techniques. This is a studio-based course where most of the time in class will be dedicated to work-time and individual and group discussion. During class there will also be demos and tutorials of the programs and we will spend time looking at contemporary and canonized artists operating in similar contexts.
Joanne Easton is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Oakland, CA. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her MAAE from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her MAAE thesis work focused on doubt and imagination in the Studio Critique. This research is on-going and a source of inspiration. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center and Kala Art Institute and exhibited her work in several Bay Area spaces including Jules Meaght Gallery, Gallery Route One and ProArts as well as in Chicago, Michigan and Ohio.View Gallery »