Art workshop – Collages with Artist Jo Orme, Spring Bank Arts, New Mills

£30 including cake and coffee/tea

Part of series of art workshops being held at Spring Bank Arts run by professional local artists.

  • Learn the process of collage, by creating your own original artwork during the afternoon. Your final piece can also include other art techniques, such as drawing, painting, writing and printmaking.
  • By experimenting and playing you will develop a piece of work or a small body of work that will be meaningful to you and at the same time discover the joys and rigours of assemblage.
  • The method of achieving an aesthetically pleasing piece of work is by playing, having fun and taking risks. Nothing is set in stone and there is no wrong or right way to achieve a pleasing composition.
  • Beware the ‘Happy Accident’!

A variety of materials to choose from and use are included in the workshop fee, but it is recommended that you also bring your own items to make the work more personal. i.e. photographs, fabrics, salient bits of paper, text, tickets, programmes and other 3D objects like keys, buttons, small toys, coins, feathers, shells etc.

Please bring with you a picture frame or box frame for your finished art work as this is not included in the workshop fee. Alternatively frames can be bought on the day should you require it.

About Jo Orme:

Jo studied Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art, London in 1994. Whilst there she mainly made installations, sculpture and drawing on her degree course not the 2-D work she currently makes. She uses a variety of techniques and media to create her work. Usually using as a background original collagraph prints, screen prints and mono prints. She likes the hands on and tactile approach of printmaking. The backgrounds are layered upon with found objects, both natural and man-made. The assemblage of the ‘things’ used as embellishments come from the natural environment and her Grandmother’s button box! It is the ‘texture’, ‘assemblage’ and ‘composition’ that give the work a sculptural quality, whilst the ‘colour’, ‘mark making’ and ‘metaphor’ complete the work.

Workshop Fee £30


Please contact Spring Bank Arts to book your place.

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