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The revolution of mixed media

Two-day practical workshop

Short course

  • 4 March 2017, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 5 March 2017, 10.30am — 5.30pm
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Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932

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Sadie Hennessy

Take inspiration from Russian propaganda posters to create politically charged artworks using mixed media, print and collage with Sadie Hennessy, Screen Print Fellow at the Royal Academy.

Using the Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 exhibition as a springboard, this course will focus on the style and forms of the propaganda posters and artworks featured in the exhibition to encourage participants to create contemporary, politically charged pieces using a combination of print, collage, illustrative images and text.

The accessibility of the collage technique, and the simplicity and economy of the materials make it an ideal medium for responding to political events. The immediacy of the form can make for raw and impassioned art, and participants will be encouraged to take inspiration from the exhibition, as well as from current political and cultural trends to create their final pieces.

The works from the exhibition will also be explored within the wider context of 20th-century collage, by looking at other collage artists such as Hannah Hoch and the Berlin Dadaists, Pop Artists such as Richard Hamilton and contemporary collage artists including John Stezaker, Martha Rosler and Linder.

By the end of the two-day course participants will have created a small body of collage work from the various exercises and projects set by Sadie, culminating in a “propaganda poster” about any issue that they feel strongly about. Those that wish to will be invited to create a souvenir plate from one of their collages, using a simple transfer technique, inspired by the State Porcelain Factory ceramic works in the exhibition.

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  • 4 March 2017, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 5 March 2017, 10.30am — 5.30pm

Learning Studio, Burlington House, Royal Academy

£420. Includes all materials, lunch and wine reception at the end of the second day.