Collage Lab Book Club


March 2022Collage by Women

Collage Lab Book Club will meet Sunday, March 27, 2022 – REGISTER TODAY.




Are you looking for a way to help to transform your emotions, feelings, and life experiences? Are you ready to invest in your self-care?

Collage Care: Transforming Emotions and Life Experiences with Collage will help!

Collage is the ideal tool to transform your life by breaking through your emotions and experiences. Collage Care will show you how collage, a remarkable art form, will become a best friend, a trusted advisor, and a great problem solver. Collage Care demonstrates how using collage offers ways to eliminate your trials and tribulations so you can embrace your joys.

Collage is for everyone, is accessible, and is nearly free. It is a swift way to get to the heart of a concern. The author of Collage Care, Laurie Kanyer, MA knows how collage helps, as she witnessed remarkable miracles using collage for 35 years in the classroom and as a therapist.

Collage Care offers:

  • 125 ways, called Gems, describing how collage helps solve problems, manage feelings, and build self-esteem.
  • Tools to regulate your emotions, know your True Self, reduce the pressure of your inner critic, and calm your mind.
  • Ways to use collage to improve your relationships and strengthen your communication style.
  • Over 150 full color, fine art collages offering inspiration and encouragement. This book is both a healing tool and a fine art book!
  • Reflections—real life testimonies—from people all over the world whose lives were transformed using collage.
  • Essays from experts in the fields of art, social work and art history to further document the value of collage as a premiere tool for transformation.

Collage Care is also a perfect book for those in the helping professions, counselors, teachers and more. Collage Care is useful for historical art research and the historical implications of collage on emotional well-being.

The first Collage Lab Book Club met live on Zoom on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
Here’s a video of that discussion:

January 2022 – Collage Ideas! We discussed several books that we turn to for ideas and inspiration.

Here’s the video of that discussion.

Here’s the list of books discussed:

Alphabetica: An A-Z Creativity Guide for Collage and Book Artists by Lynne Perrella

An A-Z of Visual Ideas by John Ingledew

Collage Brain by Lynn Gall

Collage Techniques by Gerald Brommer

Collage: Contemporary Artists Hunt and Gather, Cut and Paste, Mash Up and Transform by Danielle Krysa

Drawing in Black & White by Deborah Velasquez

If You Can Cut, You Can Collage by Hollie Chastain

If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint by Diane Culhane

Launching the Imagination by Mary Stewart

Once Upon a Piece of Paper by Andrea D’Aquino

Print with Collage and Stitch by Val Holmes

Project Collage by Bev Speight

Rex Ray by Griff Williams

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

Tack Down Tuesdays by Laura Lein-Svencner

The Collage Ideas Book by Alannah Moore

The Collage Workbook by Randel Plowman

The Collages of Jonathan Talbot by Deborah K Snider

The Reluctant Artist  by Karen Kinney

True Colors: A Palette of Collaborative Art Journals by Kathryn Bold

Urgent 2nd Class by Nick Bantock

What to Give Up for Lent That’s Not Chocolate by Brenda Bogart


February 2022Black Collagists: The Book
Hardcover available on Amazon, or pdf available at the Kanyer Art Collection site.