Free Public Collage 101 Workshop with Lisa Baggs
In this hour long workshop I will demonstrate basic techniques of collage making and students will be given the opportunity to create pieces of their own.
- Talk about what a collage is and show examples
- Talk about the basic supplies needed to create a collage
- Basic Technique #1 - Combining cut shapes from books, magazines and colored paper onto a plain surface.
- Basic Technique #2 - Using different magazine papers to construct an entire scene where you take the images on the pages and use them as your “paint"
About Lisa Baggs:
Lisa Kay Baggs is a collage artist who lives and works in Augusta, Georgia. She received formal training in Art Education as well as Studio Art at Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. During her studies she spent time in Cortona, Italy learning firsthand about printmaking, drawing and art history. She finished her schooling with many hours of student teaching and served as the teacher and coordinator for an outreach program sponsored by Crayola Art. This program brought art classes to under privileged schools in the Athens, Georgia area and helped foster a love of teaching art in these communities. She has her BFA in Art Education and is a Certified Teacher in the state of Georgia.
Upon leaving University she began her over 17 year career as an art teacher and working artist. During this time she has developed criteria and taught art through the Gertrude Herbert Art Institute in their Artrageous after school program, worked with the Greater Augusta Arts Council’s Artscape summer camp and Arts Reading Program, taught art classes at the Art Factory, lead family art classes at the Morris Museum’s Sunday of Art and was the Art Teacher for Lamar and Bayvale Elementary Schools through Richmond County Board of Education. She also was the first Visual Arts Teacher for the Jessye Norman School and is thrilled to be back!
During her teaching career she has continued to produce her own work and exhibit it throughout the Augusta area. Lisa’s art is filled with symbolic imagery that she has developed over time to express her emotional state and personal journey through life. A lot of her art features anthropomorphic animals who she puts into situations that create a moral dilemma or in which an emotional struggle is taking place. Through these characters she confronts the multifaceted nature of the human personality and its interaction with the increasingly diverse world around them.
Lisa’s need to explore human nature in her art and her drive to understand all of our many emotional reactions and bias towards difference is a personal one. She is a disabled person in an able bodied world who deals with the injustice of our society and the prejudged of others daily. These interactions help push her to contemplate the motives of others and find a way to connect these experiences to the human condition as a whole. Finding this common ground allows her to create art that is universal in its emotional content and lets the viewer explore their lack of empathy towards difference and therefore start to see all the similarities in our human family.