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Collage Workshop: Building a Narrative

Weekend-long practical course

Short course

  • 5 March 2022, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 6 March 2022, 10.30am — 5.30pm
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Part of our

Jock McFadyen RA

events programme
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Leonard Rosoman RA, The Gothick Temple, Stowe, 1971.

Lithograph. 571 mm x 773 mm. © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited.

This weekend course will guide you through experiments with different forms of collage, exploring various textures, materials, and mixed media to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional work.

Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other materials are arranged onto a backing. It can be a collection or combination of various things intentionally collected or randomly picked.

The course is inspired by the RA’s exhibition Jock McFadyen RA: Tourist without a Guidebook and will explore the built environment. Participants will use collage techniques to create architectural spaces and build narratives to populate them.

The focus will be on using colour, tone, line, texture and composition to push the boundaries and unlock narratives.

Course tutor Sahra Hersi is a designer and practitioner. She studied architecture at the Royal College of Art and seeks to establish a working philosophy driven by the desire to reinterpret architectural methodology as artistic narrative. Her practice explores shared spaces, the public realm, community engagement, meaningful contributions and collaboration.

Get a taste for the weekend by checking out Sahra’s free online workshop, created for our Saturday Sketch Club series.

Covid-19 update: We are looking forward to welcoming you back in a way that ensures everyone’s safety. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing, and we will be following the latest government guidelines. In the event of another national lockdown or enforced closure, we reserve the right to move this event online or to a future date. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to discuss any accessibility needs, please contact academic.programmes@royalacademy.org.uk.

Minimum age 18.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 5 March 2022, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 6 March 2022, 10.30am — 5.30pm

The Clore Learning Centre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£420. Includes all materials.