EventsThe Art of Collage: Workshop with Yuqing Zhu

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The Art of Collage: Workshop with Yuqing Zhu

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM


Collage is an art form which combines different elements to create a new whole. Paper collages originated in East Asia in 200 BC, around the time when paper was first invented. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will be introduced to the history of decorative paper-making and collage around the world. They will then be guided in the creation of their own collage from patterned papers. 

Students should have scissors, pencil, and plain paper. They should also prepare on paper (printed out or selected from printed material such as a book or magazine) an image they would like to recreate as a collage. This could be a portrait of yourself or loved one(s), a famous painting, a striking photograph, an animated film character or scene, etc. The instructor will contact you before the class to make sure your chosen image will work well. In addition, a librarian will contact you about picking up supplies for the class, which will include glue, tracing paper, and patterned paper.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
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