Learn how to work with paper and create moments of joy, freedom and connection.
Experiment with color, magazine cut-outs and 3D elements without the pressure of creating the perfect piece. Instructor Catherine-Esther invites you to get messy, play. The result: a piece you can frame, give to a friend, or simply throw away.
In this beginner course, Catherine-Esther will walk you through various visual narratives that will activate your imagination.
Fun you can flame, frame or throw away.
Who is it for?
Anyone who wants to learn how to make paper collages. No drawing or painting experience required.
What you’ll need: Construction paper, cutting map, card stock, old magazines, literature, glue, scissors, and 3D elements you’d like to work with.
The Class Project
Build a creative portfolio. Using a series of creative prompts, create a collection of paper collage pieces that help you unlock your creativity.
imakesuselessstuff makes me think anyone, including me, can give art a try. I am looking for a way to play with color and images. I don't take my collage art as seriously as my poetry, and that's why I think it is so powerful. The result, then, might be something inspiring I can hang on my wall by my desk, or a small gift I can give a friend or it might be something I throw away, proud of myself that I tried something new. ~ Carrie, Washington
Meet the Instructor
Catherine-Esther is a poet and visual artist from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Her poetry has been featured in a variety of literary journals and nominated for AWP Intro Journal, a Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets 2018 and 2019 and Best of the Net 2021. Her collage art is featured in The Indianapolis Review and ctrl + v journal.