Welcome to Collage-Lab

ANNOUNCING: NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Thanks to the generosity and continued support of the Doug + Laurie Kanyer Art Collection, Collage-Lab is able to offer two full scholarships for the upcoming LAYERS!!! online class. Full scholarships are available to first-time students only (have not taken a PAID class through Collage-Lab.com). A number of partial scholarships are also available, thanks to the Kanyers, and other scholarship donations, which I match dollar for dollar.

The Kanyers are the founders of the Doug + Laurie Kanyer Art Collection. They reside in the Central Region of Washington State, USA. The Kanyers have been art collectors since 1978, starting in the college years. 

In 2016 they dedicated all their future collecting efforts to collage in order to elevate and magnify the medium and its practitioners. To date the Kanyers have one of the most extensive private collections of collage in the world. They have underwritten numerous exhibitions, publications, collage based festivals, symposiums, classes, and as well as held many free international open calls for collage.

All the collages selected for the Collection are measured against a 40 point criteria to assure quality representation of the medium. The Collection is essentially a historical archive. The end goal of the Collection is for it to be donated to a worthy institution for study and enjoyment of the public. A catalog sample of the Collection can be seen at kanyerartcollection.com.

In 2021, the Kanyers published Collage Care: Transforming Emotions and Life Events with Collage written by Laurie Kanyer and Black Collagist: The Book, curated by Teri Henderson. At present they are in the final editing process for the book Collage Care The Method Guidebook (working title) which will feature over 25 self-guided collage-making exercise experiences on emotions, feelings and life events.

The Kanyers make Gift Grants on a regular basis to support those who are working to magnify and amplify collage. Laurie herself is a collagist. 

LAYERS!!! Mixed Media Mini Classes – small class size and one Zoom meeting each week, means these courses are really accessible and easy to fit in your schedule. Grab your art journal and get ready to create!

  • Mini Classes are approximately 3 hours long on Zoom, starting at 1:00 pm Central (Chicago) time.
    All New Mini Classes in December!
  • No prerequisites.
  • You will have access to  replays and downloadable materials for an additional 12 months.
  • Supply list will be posted about 2 weeks before the session starts.

LAYERS!!! includes:

COLOR! – Thursday, December 1

TEXTURE! – Thursday, December 8

IMAGES! – Thursday, December 15

MARKS & MORE! – Thursday, December 22

ALL MINI CLASSES TAKE PLACE LIVE ON ZOOM, WITH REPLAY AVAILABLE WITHIN 24 HOURS.

APPLY TODAY! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting September 25th. You will be notified upon acceptance.

LINK TO APPLY:

https://forms.gle/eiuzsi9qwxr36pep8


CHECK OUT THE NEW COURSE CATALOG HERE.


NEW FEATURE: STUDENT SPOTLIGHT!

When you take a class at Collage-Lab, you open up a world of possibilities!

Meet two of our current students who are doing amazing things!


ANNOUNCING: THE SPRING FLING BINGE BUNDLE!

Binge-watch Collage-Lab’s first annual Spring Fling Virtual Retreat (you’ll gain immediate access and be able to enjoy all content and lessons through December 31, 2022.) Plus, join us for the second annual Virtual Mixed Media Collage Retreat – coming to you in April 2023. LIMITED TIME OFFER – SIGN UP TODAY!


CALL FOR PROPOSALS! Planning has begun for Spring Fling 2023 – coming in April! Got a great idea for a class? EMAIL me if you are interesting in TEACHING an online class for our second Virtual Mixed Media Collage Retreat!  DEADLINE TO APPLY IS OCTOBER 10.


PAY IT FORWARD OPTION

I know that not everyone has the ability to take online classes in the current economy. Most of my course offerings are already priced low, but I really want to make collage more accessible to everyone. I’ve given over $2,500 in scholarships in 2022 so far!

If you are able, please consider a gift to the Collage Lab Scholarship Fund. Contribute any amount and I will personally match your gift in awarding scholarships, so a $50 contribution will mean $100 in scholarship funds! Click HERE.

 

 

 


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Thanks, everyone, for creating such amazing collage series this summer! Check out some of these works by following the hashtag #collagesummerseries22 or visiting the Collage-Lab Facebook Group.

Entrants that followed the instructions were entered in a random drawing for prizes. Winners have all been notified.


Thank you to everyone who participated in the latest Collage Scrap Exchange. The online exhibit is HERE. This year, the winners will be chosen randomly and announced shortly after the exhibit opens. All of the collages are so much fun!


The MAKE, SHOW, SELL Bundle is SOLD OUT, but you can still register for Working in Series.

Immediate Access – Start today!

Payment plans are available for classes $100 and up! Email Kelly for details.


WORLD COLLAGE DAY BOOKS!

GET YOUR COPY TODAY!


NOW AVAILABLE – INDIVIDUAL COLLAGE ALPHABET LESSONS!

PLUS, TWO BUNDLES OF FAVORITES!

Click on image for more details. 


 

NEW SHIRT DESIGNS!

 

 


I continue to slowly build this site, much like I build the layers of a collage. Collage-Lab wants to be your source for mixed media collage inspiration. Take a look around.

I’m also excited to continue offering a  FREE online collage class! Click HERE for details.

The response to “G” is for Grids has been amazing! Thank you – and if you haven’t signed up yet, you should give it a try!

 

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LOOKING BACK:

FESTIVE FOODS COLLAGE MAIL ART CALL

Big thanks to everyone who participated in this fun call! The Festive Foods Collage Collection is now available as a paperback – great holiday gift idea – order yours today!


POP-UP EXHIBIT 

The Pop-Up Exhibit for the FESTIVE FOODS postcards was broadcast LIVE on Facebook and Instagram from an old phone booth where many of the Festive Foods postcards will be on display! 

 


THINK GLOBAL, GLUE LOCAL

One Hundred Artists are featured in our World Collage Day 2021 THINK GLOBAL, GLUE LOCAL virtual exhibit – take a look HERE.

The book is live and the replay of the Virtual Book Launch Party is posted on YouTube!

BUY THE BOOK


NOW AVAILABLE: Vintage Holiday Collage Collection – View the exhibit online HERE. Get your copy of the book HERE. And check out the Pop-Up Exhibit!

 


Looking for inspiration and lots of new techniques? “Collage Alphabet” will offer you 26 unique lessons for a full year of collage inspiration. Sign up today!

The course is self-paced – you will receive a new lesson every two weeks to work at your own pace – with lifetime access to revisit the lessons that you like best.

The first lesson is available immediately upon sign-up. Register here.


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