This workshop aims to explore the possibilities of combining traditional photo-collage techniques and digital image making. Taking inspiration from the Berlin Dada group and the more contemporary photo-collage works of Zoë Croggon, Lucy Dyson and John Stezaker, participants will create then capture a number of hand-made collage works using the found imagery provided. Through detailed instruction, the digital files will undergo enhancement and manipulation using selected digital imaging techniques in the Adobe Photoshop program. Participants will walk away with an inkjet print of their mediated digital collage.
Educators of all levels and qualifications welcome!
Tracy Paterson is a Melbourne based artist and art educator currently teaching at NCAT (Northern College of the Arts & Technology). With over 28 years of teaching experience, Tracy has taught across a variety of qualifications including VCE Art, VCE Studio Arts, VCAL, VET Certificates II, III and IV in Visual Arts and Certificate IV in Design. Tracy is the program manager of NCAT Folio Preparation and NCAT Create, courses designed for adults to build skills, confidence and pathways in visual arts or design through intensive applied learning.
As an artist and art educator, Tracy has built wide ranging skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, illustration, photography, digital and social media, graphic design, and curriculum design and implementation. She has worked as a life drawing tutor, freelance photographer and graphic designer, and is an avid social media networker.
Tracy’s art practice has predominantly centred around an exploration of the human form through life drawing and portrait painting. In a more recent shift, she is currently exploring the landscape of her childhood through printmaking, photography and painting. Tracy can be found on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter as @lacontrapposto
NCAT Folio Preparation