Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Collage Class That's A Natural

Visit the park and make art from nature!

Artist and volunteer June Rubin teaches this creative and inspiring Collage Making workshop at Yosemite which is hosted by the Yosemite Conservancy.  This San Diego based artist hosts this on site classroom once a year. She is the artist in residence six  days a week.

The “Make Your Own Yosemite Collage” class is held in Yosemite Art Center in Yosemite National Park. Using mainly recycled papers and fabrics to create their own unique artworks artists are inspired by the natural beauty of Yosemite. 

Her class is a natural!  Not only is she teaching visitors to be a Planetpal by recycling paper and other materials into collages, but items vary on individual collages.  June says "We take a walk first in the park to make a sketch of Half Dome view. Classes this year were as small as 1 student, or up to 19. It was a blast!".

It makes you wish you could go to Yosemite and make one!  Like me, you Can't?  Check out Planetpals Collage Page on Pinterest.  

Do your own project!  Next time you go to the park, take photos, make a sketch, collect natural things like bark, leaves, acorns and feathers and use them in your collage or just use recycled papers like magazines, gift wrap, newspapers, and junk mail.  And of course, your imagination!

Learn more about June:

There are weekly creative sessions with a variety of artists at Yosemite, mostly painters. They mainly have watercolor classes, sometimes other mediums , as in Jun;es case. Classes are walk in and pre registered. Open to all ages. Supplies provided. 

Check out these photos from June's 2016 sessions held in October.  I'd say she was a big hit!

Students create collages from recycled paper!
Recycled paper and feathers found in the park 
A majestic scene of Yosemite park in recycled paper.
Yosemite memory as tall as trees.
Telling a story with paper, stickers, feathers - found items 
Happy Class showing off their collages- not one the same!
No matter what your age-this class is an inspiration!