The Woods Hole Public Library will be offering a collage workshop taught by artist/educator Rose Mosner on Thursdays, July 20 & July 27, and August 3 & 10, from 2-4 PM.
Ms. Mosner, who summers in Woods Hole, has taught in the Washington, DC and New York City areas. Most recently, she has been teaching collage courses at American University. Ms. Mosner taught art in New York City public schools for 22 years with very low budgets for art supplies. She canvased neighborhood stores for fabric scraps, wallpaper sample books, left over wool, and scraps from a local lumber yard. This began her love of found-object collage, and her firm belief in “creating art through collage”.
She believes that collage is “the perfect medium for getting your creative juices flowing.” She is so enthusiastic about making collages, that she is volunteering to teach this class, which is being offered free of charge. She plans that in this 4-part workshop, the students will “use a variety of materials, and immerse themselves in creativity, color, composition, imagery, and textures.” She assures all that “this class is designed for beginners and seasoned artists alike.”
Since the number of students is limited to ten, potential participants should register promptly by calling the Library at 508-548-8961. She also asks participants to bring a shopping bag full of materials, specifically scissors, glue, pencils, some background cardboards (corrugated board from old boxes are fine), fabric scraps, textured papers, strings, wools, plastic scraps and odd shapes, colored pencils, paints, markers, and whatever else comes to mind. She adds that old magazines are “a must”.