Monday, August 17, 2015

New Approaches to Mixed Media Collage: 6 Week Online Workshop

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New Approaches to Mixed Media Collage: 6 Week Online Workshop 

Join artist and author Randel Plowman for a 6-week online collage workshop.
Beginning and advanced artists alike will benefit from this hands-on online workshop filled with downloadable projects and video demos, discussions about materials and techniques and more.  In addition to creating collages, participants will also learn about matting and framing their work. Those signing up for the course will also have the opportunity to participant in a theme-based online exhibition. An exhibition book will also be published that will include everyone’s work.
Everyone will be able to download projects and video demos to work on at their own convenience, share work and comment on others work on a private group site and read weekly interviews from other artists working in collage and more.

Workshop starts: September 12 and will run through October 24, 2015
Some of the things that will be featured in this course:

  •   8- online collage projects with downloadable video demos
  •   Overview of materials and tools
  •   Weekly artists interviews
  •   Ability to share your work with others taking the course
  •   Documenting your work: scanning, photographing and preparing your work for the web.
  •   Overview of matting and framing your art
  •   Optional one on one critiques via email
  •   Opportunity to participate in a theme-based online group collage exhibition which will include an optional book with everyone’s work and more.  
A material list will be sent a few weeks before the course starts and are typically kept to a minimum with basis art supplies. The cost for the 6 week online course is only $120.

Randel Plowman received his M.F.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.F.A. from Northern Kentucky University. He has exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the United States; in addition, his work appears in many public and private collections in North America and abroad, his work has been cited in numerous publications, including The New York Times and USA Today; been featured in How Design magazine, Artist Magazine, Somerset Studio and Studio Apprentice. He is the author of two books, Masters: Collage, and The Collage Workbook: How To Get Started And Stay Inspired, voted Best Art Instruction Book of 2012 by the Library Journal. He is currently working on a new book about collage.
For more information about this online course please contact me at:

The workshop is limited to 20 people, so sign up early.

Cost for entire six week course is $120

No Place Better Than Here: Mixed media collages by Randel Plowman

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No place better than here
Mixed media collages by Randel Plowman

August 17 – September 18, 2015
Gallery talk // September 10, 3:30PM
Artist reception // September 10, 5–7PM
Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts
Fine Arts Center Third Floor Gallery
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am–9pm.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

No Place Better Than Here: Mixed media collages by Randel Plowman

Effective Flower Arrangement
collage on paper
12" x 10" 2015

"No Place Better Than Here: Mixed media collages by Randel Plowman" opens Monday, August 17, 2015 at 9 a.m. in the Third Floor Gallery and continues until Friday, September 18, 2015. The third Floor Gallery is located on the Third Floor of the Fine Arts Center at Northern Kentucky University. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Parking is available for a fee in the Welcome Center Garage. For more information contact David J. Knight at or 859-572-5148.