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Akin Creative: Surrealist Collage Workshop with Danielle Cole

  • Akin Collective Lansdowne Studios 87 Wade Avenue Toronto, ON, M6H 1P5 Canada (map)

Thursday May 11 / 6:30pm-9:00pm / Akin Lansdowne, 87 Wade Ave, Toronto
All materials provided, $30 per person get your ticket at

What will we cover?

  • We will begin with collage based on the Surrealist activity Corpse Bizarre
  • Techniques for seamlessly cutting material to be used in collage
  • Going beyond the glue stick – techniques for gluing fine and large pieces of collage without causing the material to bubble or tear
  • How to source and combine collage materials in order to create a unique piece of art

What’s it all about?

Michelangelo said of his art ‘every block of stone has a statue inside and it is the task of the sculpture to discover it.’ This quote holds true for the construction of the collages. Sorting through hundreds of images, from magazines and books both new and old, until the magical moment when all the pieces come together to create a perfect piece of art. Collage is the perfect medium for creative thinkers, artists and crafty people. This is a hands-on workshop where you will be shown strategies for creating collages that are seamlessly built and helped towards creating a unique piece of art to take home at the end of the evening. All materials will be provided.

Who will be teaching?

The collage workshop will be taught by Danielle Cole, a Toronto-based collage artist and teacher. Her college work has most recently been featured at the Timeraiser show at the Powerplant and can currently be found in several restaurant bathrooms in Toronto and across Canada thanks to winning a New Ad competition back in March. She believes that everyone is capable of making a truly great collage but few people are capable of spending years gathering the materials and know how to make it happen. You can view her work at: Danielle has her BFA from York University, a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design from George Brown, and 13 years experience teaching art to high school students in the TDSB.

Earlier Event: May 2
Akin Creative: Card Party!
Later Event: May 13
Akin East-End Gallery Crawl