Collage: The Art of Collaboration

Team Tolstoy has met for over a year, pacing through an old edition of War and Peace, creating collages out of each page of the original text. They will exhibit their project next summer at Yasnaya Polyana, the Leo Tolstoy Museum and Estate in Tula, Russia – and at the New School for Social Research in New York City in the spring.

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Based on their model, be inspired to create a collaborative collage project of your own. Bring a text that speaks to you–poetry, literature or music–that you are willing to sacrifice to a series of collages. Choose a number of them to work on, making individual collages in small groups. Learn about Team Tolstoy's process, materials and methods. Attend by yourself or enroll with a friend or two. Working as a group brings a special kind of energy and excitement, a nice mix-up for solitary art-making.

Read more about Team Tolstoy and see more of their War and Peace collages.

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Course Number

AW751

Class Size

12

Age Range

17+, teens with instructor's permission

Skill Level

All Levels

Prerequisite

None

Materials

Bring a text that speaks to you–poetry, literature or music–that you are willing to sacrifice to a series of collages.

Also bring scraps of paper, photographs, maps, printed matter, anything you might like to use in your collages, as well as art or mark-making materials you can use and might not mind sharing for the afternoon.

A pair of scissors and/or exacto knife would be helpful. Bring brushes if you like.

Glue, basic brushes and additional collage materials will be provided in class.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Instructors: Members of Team Tolstoy's War and Peace Project, including Laura Baltzell, Emma Rhodes and Lynn Waskelis

This class is not currently offered. Let us know if you are interested.