Monday, August 2, 2010

BROMMER WORKSHOP DAY 1: MOVEMENT

If you ever have a chance to take a workshop from Gerald Brommer, you must take advantage of the opportunity.  He keeps things clear, simple and insightful.  I have put together a slide show of all the student work today.  Every one is excellent, interesting and different.  These are the two I created today. The first followed some very specific directions to create movement toward the focal point.  The second we were free to create our own design with the same goal in mind but more individual placement of light and dark shapes.

If you can't make a Brommer workshop, his books are the next best thing.  I have two books on college that he wrote.  Both are favorites of mine.  Watercolor and Collage WorkshopWatercolor and Collage Workshop: Make Better Paintings Through Mastery of Collage Techniques has the lessons we are covering this week.  Collage TechniquesCollage Techniques: A Guide for Artists and Illustrators has other ideas and very clear instructions, as well. (be sure and click on the "x" to get rid of those stupid pet things if it shows up on the slide show.  I have no control over that appearing with the slide show.  They must have paid Slide.com big bucks to stick it on every slide show!)

6 comments:

Cynnie said...

This definitely looks like a workshop worth taking! Thanks for the slide show...each one wonderful...have a great rest of the week.

Michelle Himes said...

Super collages, Myrna!

I have both of those books, and they are both great. Your day one exercise looks like the one with the black paper and one extra color that is somewhere in the middle of the Watercolor Workshop book. I've never tried that one, but I like the results of yours, as well as those in the slide show. I took Jerry's stained paper collage workshop a few years ago, which I loved, and also his "emotional content" one. Looking forward to seeing Day 2.

Mary Sonya Conti said...

Have had the pleasure of taking the workshops with Gerald. The sincerity, talent and richness in the man himself-pure heaven. Some people we cross paths with in life are so unique and special. Know you will enjoy this workshop!

Margaret Ryall said...

These works are energetic and interesting. I can just imagine how his workshops are because I've scoured the two books of his that are in my library. I look forward to more posts about the workshop.

Mary Paquet said...

Beautiful work. I just love Gerald! Can't wait to see more.

Cory said...

Mr. Brommer was the first to introduce me to collage, and now twenty some years later I am still addicted to collage. He is the best!
Just yesterday I mentioned his name (again)to my students at a workshop that I taught.
Hugs to Mr. Brommer....

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