Vertical Storytelling in Collage with Laura Lein-Svencner
Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point, WI
June 16-19, 2022
This week's workshop at Shake Rag Alley finds the challenge of a long tall board for those who want to collage. Laura Lein-Svencner's class description was the following: "Telling a visual story in a vertical format is a tall tale to carry out. The collage artwork created in this workshop leans on layers much like a landscape with interest and details. Students will work with magazines and glue sticks as a form of collage sketching to begin the process of design. The next step is to create a collage palette in reference to collage sketches. The fusion technique with a tack iron allows for the adherent of the collage papers on a long vertical wood panel. Storytelling with images, symbols, and design elements allow for unique creative segments to emerge."
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Normally for a workshop I like to arrive the day before but Denice and I wanted to see one of my favorites, Jackson Browne, in Milwaukee on Wednesday so I arrived to the Lind Pavilion on the Shake Rag campus at 8:00 AM.
Laura's workshop ran 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The first day was spent creating papers and exploring our ideas and preparing the substrates we will be working on.
Friday, June 17, 2022
Laura was very kind to promote my exhibition, But I Know That, at the Green Lantern Studios on High Street in Mineral Point. Because sales have been good at the gallery and some pieces have left the building, I brought four more pieces to add to the exhibition.
Pretty much the whole class made an expedition to the gallery on Friday night and it was fun to speak about my art. I even sold Tulip Furca Vos to my fellow student Joan.
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Thus we have The Knight Without Fear and Without Reproach. It is a collage on a 36"H X 12"W X 1.5"D cradled board.