Is it Time for A Fresh Start In Your Art?

It’s the new year! The time when some of us evaluate our lives and decide on new intentions.  Art is no exception to this rule, we need to evaluate sometimes and consider where we are going with it.  Being creative all the time is a challenge because it requires a fresh approach and new ideas.

If you have been creating art for a while it is all too easy to fall into ‘art ruts’.  There is also the issue of the past influencing our thoughts about creating art. I explore the topic of how we can keep our art fresh and exciting…

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What is Collage?

Collage is a type of art which combines pieces of diverse materials such as magazines, types of paper, fabric, paint and photographic material into one composition.  A good starting point in understanding what collage is, might be to look at some of these artists who pioneered the idea of collage:

Kurt Schwitters, Picasso, Matisse, Hannah Höch

There are many modern day collage artists who are using a range of media and materials to create a collage.  Many collage artists now use Photoshop to manipulate images and photographs digitally.  There really seems to be so much scope with this medium which makes it very exciting.

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