Classes

The World Comes RoundChildren’s Book Illustration
Tufts University School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Please note: This course is offered as both a continuing education course and as part of the Tufts undergraduate curriculum. The two different course numbers are  listed below.

Tufts University School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Adult Education Class) 
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM–12:15 PM
September 5–December 12, 2017
GRA 0004-01

Tufts University Medford Campus 
Fridays: 1:30–4:30 PM
September 5–December 12, 2017
FAM 0193

Jump into the wonderful world of picture books this summer! As a kid you probably spent happy times with Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, Dr. De Soto, and Where the Wild Things Are. Now it’s time for YOU to take the plunge, and become author and illustrator! This course offers students the opportunity to create a book “dummy” or mock-up, with text and illustrations. (The text can be either from your own original stories, or from public domain sources.)

Assignments will start with creating beginning sketches and text for the book dummy, to small vignettes, and later to full-page and double-spread illustrations. We’ll examine the types of children’s books in the marketplace, and become familiar with current demands of editors and publishers. This course is suitable for beginners as well as those developing their current skills.

The Art of Collage
Tufts University School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Saturdays 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
September 30–October 21 (Four Saturdays)

Picasso, Braque and Matisse launched the art of collage into the mainstream of Art in Paris. But even before that, the earliest collage samples were created by twelfth-century Japanese calligraphers who glued paper and fabric and created textured surfaces as a background for their poems.

Using materials such as photos, magazines, newspapers, wallpaper, fabric, paint, etc. students will create new images.

Topics will include the history of collage, and exploration of collage (the pasting or gluing of paper onto a surface), decoupage (cut paper collage), decollage (subtracting materials), mixed media collage (using paint or a combination of media with collage), photomontage (a collage using cut and ripped photos) as well as assemblage (a combination of three dimensional objects glued to a surface) . . . and other fun and exciting techniques.

This art form is like a kaleidoscope of images, where every turn offers new and surprising results. You can be creative, free, intuitive, original, and spontaneous. The possibility of change exists at every turn. No other medium gives such a wide variety of exciting possibilities. All levels are welcome!

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