Max Ernst defined collage as “the systematic exploitation of the accidentally or artificially provoked encounter of two or more foreign realities on a seemingly incongruous level – and the spark of poetry that leaps across the gap as these two realities are brought together.”
That spark is, ultimately, what we want to explore in this workshop.
The essential idea of the workshop is to stimulate the creativity, that the assistants develop their creative and communicative capacities and, of course, to have fun.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOPIn the first session we will see the history of collage, from the Avant Garde movements to the collage scene nowadays, in order to achieve a solid background and lots of references.
In the next three sessions, we will make collages from different assumptions, exploring different ways of creation and forms of expression.
We will make a collective analysis of the works. Through the analysis, we will talk about concept, message, composition, contrast, color, texture, balance, tension...
The main thing is to spend these evenings between scissors, glue and papers, to work with our hands and create a space for knowledge, exchange and debate.
IMPORTANT:Bring scissors, glue and magazines
DATES: 13, 15, 20 and 22 May – 2019Mondays and Wednesdays
TIME: 18:30 – 21:00Total: 10 hours
PLACE: Betahaus NeuköllnHarzerstr. 39Berlin 12059www.betahaus.com
TO:Everyone interested in collage, art, visual communication and creativity. No specific skills or experience are required. The more variety, the more we all will learn.
PRICE: 90 Euros
INQUIRY AND REGISTRATION:Send an email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
* A minimum of 6 attendants is required to run the workshopMaximum 12 attendants
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Jorge Chamorro (Madrid, 1972) is a graphic designer, teacher and artist. Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1995, he worked for ten years as a graphic designer in several studios and agencies, until he set up his own studio in Madrid in 2005, where he develops communication projects for different clients. He combines his work as a designer with teaching graphic design and collage. Besides designing and teaching, he develops artistic projects, mainly collages. He has exhibited regularly in a variety of venues around the world and his work has been published in many international media. Since 2013 he lives and works in Berlin and Madrid.