If You Can Cut, You Can Collage

If You Can Cut, You Can Collage by Ms. Hollie Chastain

From Paper Scraps to Works of Art

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781631593352
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Collage is a wonderful creative outlet, particularly for people who want to make art, but don’t feel they have the skills, or confidence, for other endeavors. You can still explore and experiment with color, composition, and various themes and end up with exciting and often unexpected results.
 
If you Can Cut, You Can Collage takes some of the mystery out of collage through easy illustrated pages that show readers the basic techniques of collecting and cutting imagery, composing and adhering compositions, and then provides a wealth of exercises that get readers going on their own creative projects.
 
We’ll get you started with simple, focused, projects like making a collage with only circles, where you’ll learn important concepts like how to create a focal point, how to use repetition successfully, how to achieve contrast, balance, symmetry, and more. You’ll be incorporating vintage ephemera, typography and lettering, and even urban and found materials in no time!

Hollie Chastain is an artist living and working in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Following studies in both fine art and business she spent several years in marketing and design before taking the leap in 2009 to launch a career as an artist and illustrator. Hollie works mainly with paper, mixing vintage and found images with modern colors and compositions to create work full of originality and narrative. Her work can be seen in numerous galleries and art boutiques both in the US and abroad. Hollie’s work can be found in magazines; The Baffler, Oxford American, Lilith, Salt Hill Journal, Spirituality & Health, Henhouse, Slice, Review Magazine, and has been published by Rizzoli Publishing,Modernista Publishing, 6PAR4, Gestalten, Chronicle Books, Hachette Books,Lethe Press, University of Akron Press and Algonquin Books. Other clients include NGHBRS, Lightyear,The Figgs, Soho Myriad for Omni Hotel Nashville, and The Breakthrough Institute.

Hollie Chastain is an artist living and working in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Following studies in both fine art and business she spent several years in marketing and design before taking the leap in 2009 to launch a career as an artist and illustrator. Hollie works mainly with paper, mixing vintage and found images with modern colors and compositions to create work full of originality and narrative. Her work can be seen in numerous galleries and art boutiques both in the US and abroad, and her work has been published by the following clients: The Baffler magazine, the Oxford American, Lilith magazine, NGHBRS, Rizzoli Publishing, Lightyear, The Figgs, Salt Hill Journal, Modernista Publishing, 6PAR4, Review Magazine, Gestalten, Chronicle Books, Hachette Books, Henhouse magazine, Slice magazine, Lethe Press, Soho Myriad for Omni Hotel Nashville,University of Akron Press, The Breakthrough Institute, Spirituality & Health magazine, and Algonquin Books.
 

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781631593352
Illustrations: Over 200 color images
Size: 8.5 in x 10 in / 215.9 mm x 254 mm
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