This workshop explores the work of various well-known mixed media/collage artists such as Joseph Cornell, Kurt Schwitters and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar artists such as Hannah Hoch, Romare Bearden, John O'Reilly, Fred Tomaselli, Arturo Herrera and more. By looking at a broad range of artists, old and new, schooled and self-taught, and how they utilized collage in their work, we seek ways collage can be a means of expression in our art. Specific exercises are given in class, followed by a casual critique and group discussion to understand the mechanics of collage. We will roll up our sleeves and cut, paste, rip, glue, stitch, draw, paint and explore the many possibilities and wonderful experiences of collage and mixed media assemblage. This workshop includes afternoon access to the studio during non-class time.
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Keith Maddy holds a BFA with distinction from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is the recipient of several Massachusetts Cultural Council Visual Arts grants. He won second place Best Show in alternative Boston gallery for Surrounded at Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, by the International Association of Art Critics. He has exhibited throughout New England and extensively in the greater Boston area, including the Boston Center for the Arts, City Hall, Logan International Airport, Hynes Convention Center, Mills Gallery, The Distillery, Somerville Museum, Harvard University, Tufts University, Attleboro Museum, and the Danforth Museum, as well as the William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH; Vermont College; and Kentler Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY. Several of Maddy’s collages are featured in Mixed Media Collage by Quarry Books, 2007 and in the upcoming 100 Boston Artists by Schiffer Publishing. Two pieces of his were recently acquired by MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Maddy is represented in the Boston Drawing Project at the Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston and at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. www.keithmaddy.com www.keithmaddy.com