The Art of Collage

Ref: C3841666

This is a course for adults interested in learning about the medium of collage in modern and contemporary art. There will be a talk on the recent history of collage in the morning, as well as a look at the work of John Stezaker at the Whitworth. Students then have the opportunity to make their own work using the materials provided, with advice on the styles and particular artists they are interested in, and how to go about making the work.

Course aim

To provide an overview on the use of collage in art and give students the materials and advice to make their own work, with practical examples and artists to choose and learn from.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the development of collage as a medium in art of the last century.
  • Learn about individual artists for whom collage was an important element in their practice, and who had an impact on modern art.
  • Learn some of the practical techniques of collage using famous artists as examples.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full Course information sheet

The Art of Collage


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing