Kent Lins
Power Sentinel
2018
Digital collage
3" x 4"

Kent Lins
Power Sentinel
2018
Digital collage
3" x 4"

Workshop

Photo Collage Workshop Using Free Software

FREE but registration required (space limited)
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In this workshop, artist Kent Lins shows participants how to look at photos as full of potential for creating entirely new artworks. He’ll demonstrate this using software that is available online free of charge or at a low cost compared to other expensive and complicated programs. Participants will learn that cutting, pasting, collaging, and layering can be done easily, without spending hours figuring it out. Lins will explain how software is just a tool—like a shovel, a car, or a dishwasher—that is there for you to accomplish what you want done.

Learn to mine your photos for pixels you can collage with, so that you can “get in the zone” and enjoy creating digital art. You’ll then see your photography and collages differently: you can still capture and comment on “reality” without the need to fully record a scene that’s directly in front of you. Your results will contain hints of things you’ve photographed, as well as echoes of places and altogether new shapes and ideas. It’s all still “photography.”

Personal computers are not necessary. Optional: bring a JPEG (max. 3 GB) on a USB of one of your (non-collaged) photographs for possible use in a software demonstration.

Buck and Lins are grateful to work and learn on the unceded and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

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