Participants begin by selecting social media images–photographs and symbolic images that speak of a
personal journey. The images will be cut and arranged on paper. Themes, such as space and place,
community, cultural and environmental ideals, will be explored so that the collage tells a story. Formal visual
elements will be explored by experimenting with ambiguous space, positive and negative space, and
repetition of shape, and new compositions will be created using minimal lines. Original drawings and images
will be reduced to their essential elements and layered on one large group canvas and on individual works on
Themes: This workshop provides an opportunity for discussion about belonging in Quebec.
Materials: Graphite, permanent markers in black and metallic silver and gold, tracing paper, printed media
images, India ink, chalk, acetate, black gesso, quality paper and canvas surfaces.
Grade Levels: Secondary Grades 7-11
Artist Profile: Tamsin Horsfall