Creative Collage

Class capacity: 5 -10 students

Exercising creativity unleashes our spirit and enables us to embrace our imagination. 

This workshop is designed to introduce the participants to a variety of collage mediums to explore creatively and experimentally. We will create painted and patterned papers and use a variety of other papers (photographic, text based, plain coloured papers etc) to create an illustrative image. It is designed to develop perceptual, imaginative and technical skills.

Image making is about exploring storytelling through visual metaphors, using various mediums and experiments. Through a series of fun, challenging and creative exercises, the participants will experiment with a variety of mixed media (water colour, collage, mono- printing, acrlylics, photomontage) to create collage as a medium for image making.

Each participant will have the opportunity to explore, discover and experiment with all the demonstrated mediums.

  • In the first half of the workshop, Nettie will guide the participants through a series of fun, creative, visual exercises, designed to unlock hidden, artistic talent and explore the mediums.
  • In the second half of the workshop Nettie will work with each participant on a one to one basis to create a piece of visual art based on the creative exercises and the demonstrated mediums, tailored to individual ideas and projects.

 The outcome of the workshop will empower the participants with the confidence to build on their art practice and create their own projects.


Materials List

Watercolours, acrylics, Perspex for printing, pencils, erasers, papers, glue sticks, paint brushes, scissors, sketch book, water bottles, sponges *Note: All adult classes are for people aged 18+ only, unless otherwise specified.

Tutor: Nettie Lodge

Nettie Lodge is an Australian artist. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art, John Curtain University, WA., a Post Graduate in painting from the Banff Centre of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada. She exhibits regularly at the Soho Galleries in Sydney where she has held numerous solo shows since 1995. Her last exhibition at the SOHO was in 2016, entitled 53 DEGREES SOUTH, based on a voyage to the Sub Antarctic Islands. Her most recent solo exhibition was a conceptual interpretation of the poem THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, at the Manly Art gallery and Museum, in December 2017. This involved over 40 works on paper and a 3D narrative installation of a ghost ship. For the past 15 years she has been writing and illustrating children’s books. In 2005, her children’s picture book BIRD, published by ABC Books won a NOTABLE BOOK MERIT at the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. She is currently publishing with Harper Collins and her current project is a new children’s picture book entitled DAVE, about a Tasmanian Devil, which she has written and illustrated. For the past 15 years she has worked in Sydney as a freelance illustrator and a part time lecturer at the Billy Blue College of Visual Communication, Torrens University.