Workshop: ko lazh with Suzanne Moore

WHAT: WORKSHOP: ko lazh

WHO: Suzanne Moore

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, February 13-14, 2009 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

WHERE: 227 Margaret Morrison, CMU Fee: $100, Guild members; $120 for non-member

ko lazh: “a kind of surrealist art in which bits of flat objects, as newspaper, cloth, etc. are pasted together in incongruous relationship for their symbolic or suggestive effect.”

The roots of collage reach back centuries to Asian roots. The distinct possibilities of the process are virtually untouched by most current work. Beneath the deceptively simple appearance of the collage medium is a process that is more akin to an engrossing puzzle or strenuous visual calisthenics. The resulting pieces will be unique to the process and to the vision and aesthetic of each designer. Creating, deconstructing and generating completely new images is the process we will use to make a series of collage works.

This class will incorporate(meld/cross-reference) mark-making, design, and collage technique through individual experimentation. Painting will provide the finesse when necessary, and various attachment techniques will be discussed and applied. Students will complete at least three 2-D pieces incorporating various collage techniques and design concepts.

Artists, book artists, designers and lettering artists of all stripes interested in expanding their repertoire are welcome. Tools and supplies list and pre-class assignment will be sent to registered students.

Registration deadline: Friday, February 5, 2010

Please send check made payable to Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh (CGP) AND completed registration form to Lily Hoy, CGP Treasurer, 5700 Fifth Ave, Apt 34B, Pittsburgh PA 15232 by deadline.

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