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Rudin-Collage and the Creative Process

Started Aug 24, 2021

$510 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Date(s):October 12 − November 1 (Tuesday)

Course Number: #6410

Tuition: $510

This workshop is online via Zoom
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Class meets only on Tuesdays
(October 12, 19, 26, and November 2, 9, 16)
All levels welcome. No prequisites

Workshop Description:

In this 6-week online workshop, participants will explore collage as a powerful form of artistic expression. Using images and photographs collected from their own sources, participants will learn how to create hand-cut paper collages with personal meaning. Following a four-step method, participants will practice observing their natural tendencies with curiosity and enthusiasm. This zoom class will include lectures, demonstrations, individual feedback, and group discussions. Participants will immerse themselves in art making, while at the same time becoming more familiar with their own creative process. Embracing the power of stepping back, managing perfectionism, and welcoming the unexpected, the course will cover inspiration, planning, composition, and final adjustments. Participants will be introduced to the instructor’s philosophy, “The Psychology of Collage,” which explores collage as a metaphor for memory and identity. In addition, participants will be encouraged to consider the historical, contemporary, and personal relevance of this versatile medium.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Set up a home work-station including organization and management of materials
  • Practice a four-step approach to creating collage (Observation, Deconstruction, Rehearsal, Assembly)
  • Become comfortable with and excited about the materials
  • Develop a vision for a composition that evolves with you and serves as a source of inspiration
  • Understand collage as a metaphor for memory
  • Explore the creative process as it relates to creating collage
About the Instructor:

Steven Rudin is a visual artist, speaker, teacher, and psychiatrist based in New York City. Rudin reimagines hand-cut paper collage as a metaphor for memory and identity. A blend of precision and whimsy, his multilayered compositions draw viewers into a dialogue about the dynamic nature of the mind. Based on his expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy, his art philosophy examines how stories can be put together in many different ways using the same parts. His lively exhibitions, talks, and classes encourage participants to visualize their inner lives as collage. In mid-2017, Rudin made the shift to art full time after nearly two decades in clinical, academic, and leadership positions at Columbia University. He holds degrees from Columbia University, Cornell University, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has extensive experience teaching about cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety. Rudin’s philosophy, The Psychology of Collage, is a hybrid of visual art and education. He has been a featured guest speaker in many settings, including the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the New York Film Academy. His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, public spaces, and art fairs in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Cannes.

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