Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Collage Workshop

On the 19th of November, a group of local urban sketchers gathered for a workshop on collage, led by Joy Hecht.  Joy began doing collages last winter, and found them to be a very satisfying medium for conveying a sense of place - for her, much more effective than watercolors and ink.   Here's a couple of examples, from Paris, Newfoundland, London, and New York (in that order - yes, I travel a lot!).

La Butte aux Cailles, 13ème arrondissement, Paris

Kayak excursion, Minchin's Cove, Newfoundland

Camden Market, London

72nd and Broadway, NYC

The workshop participants met at the Winter Garden, looking south over the Hudson River and the Jersey shore, with a glimpse of Lady Liberty in the distance.  After a brief presentation on techniques and materials, the members of the group got to work, producing some lovely results!   Here's a few examples of their work and some photos of the group at busy cutting and pasting.  I'm afraid for one of these I don't know the name of the artist - I hope she will identify her work!  

By Ying Zhou, I think:

 By Elissa Gore:

By Liz York:

By Meredith Stone:

Artist unknown, alas:

By Susan Louie:


  1. Hi Joy, thanks for posting. The collage you thought was Ying Zhou's is by me, Amy Geller!

  2. I'm sorry, I don't know how to edit this post - even though I posted it! I can't figure out how to post something new, either. This blog system seems to make that rather difficult.

    But at least your comment got posted, and hopefully mine will too.