About the Workshop

Each individual’s strengths and inner life narrow the focus in this workshop, combining a personal lens with the visual energies of collage. New possibilities – and perhaps new directions — are opened.  Participants engage with their work using their own skills and sensibilities to give collage vitality through enlivened form.

Working from a range of materials is encouraged. Cut and torn painted paper along with printed media ranging from old photographs to fragments of previous studio work support a spirited approach to interpreting observed and experienced worlds.

Basics of technique are presented in a simple way, clearing the path for revelations of process and experimentation through small studies done in tandem with longer-term and more fully developed collages. Ongoing individual feedback is followed up in a final group critique. Open to all levels of experience.

Acrylic paint and adhesives are recommended. Paper is used as the surface support. Supply list provides specifics and options.

About Meredith Fife Day

Meredith Fife Day has worked with collage for 16 years in tandem with her longtime commitment to painting. She has exhibited for more than three decades. Day has been awarded fellowships at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Va., and Auvillar, France, and Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, N.Y. She earned an MFA degree from Boston University after receiving BA and MFA degrees from Louisiana State University in her native Baton Rouge. Day has taught at the universities she attended, as well as at Southwest Missouri University, and currently at Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts. She is also an advocate, consultant, teacher and volunteer for children’s educational programs in the visual arts. Meredith Fife Day



July 29-August 4, 2018

noncredit $975

undergraduate credit $1,155

graduate credit $1,215


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