Creativity Face to Face: A Playful Collage Journey

A course by Hanoch Piven
Mixed Media Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2019
, Mixed Media Artist

Discover a playful process to unleash and expand your creativity through the creation of portraits

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  • 1123 students
  • Audio: English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
Creativity Face to Face: A Playful Collage Journey

Discover a playful process to unleash and expand your creativity through the creation of portraits

  • 100% Positive reviews (63)
  • 1123 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 Lessons (1h 40m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Mixed media artist Hanoch Piven believes art and play are two concepts that go hand-in-hand towards demystifying the idea that only a select few can be real artists. Piven's playful portraits have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic Monthly, The Times and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications.

Throughout this course, you will use everyday objects to create 3D collages in order to unleash your creativity and allow you to express yourself visually. Join Piven on this journey to create a fresh new way of seeing, and become the artist you've always been.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction to My Work
  • U2
    U2. Collage Lessons
  • U3
    U3. Let's Look at the Face
  • U4
    U4. Understanding the Connection Between Creativity and Individuality
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Piven will start off this course by presenting his collection of work, talk about his references, and share the circumstances which led him to develop his own unique way of creating caricatures.

Next, you'll use his collage technique as a creative experiment where you'll be able to observe different ways to trigger and build up a creative process. Meanwhile, you will also consider the concept of collage as a metaphor for any creative process, helping you enter the right frame of mind in order to creatively play.

You will analyze the face, using the tips Piven learned throughout his 40 years of drawing and studying other caricaturists; learning how to create similarities and visual hierarchies, while Piven gives a demonstration of how he creates a portrait from A to Z.

Art is a safe place in which we can explore the way we interact with the world and enter a space of inner communication and self-reflection. This is why so many artists have created self-portraits, and why you'll create one too.

Trusting your individual voice is key to allowing yourself to act creatively. A good creative space is one that allows you to follow your own ideas and feelings, and break free from convention. Once you trust your intuition, you'll have your own personal measure which will help you distill what is essential, or at least meaningful, in your projects and beyond. In other words: editing. Editing is essential but basing that process on your own guiding rules is the real secret.

What is this course's project?

Because being creative is deeply connected to finding and cultivating your individuality, you'll end the course creating a 3-dimensional self-portrait.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to enter a space that encourages you to see, feel, think and behave differently. This will allow you to come up with new ways of seeing, creating, educating and being.

Any aspiring creative who wants to loosen up will find the spark they need in this course, as well as art educators and teachers in general who want to discover alternative ways of sharing content in the classroom.

What you need

Previous ability or artistic knowledge not necessary. You only need the motivation to play and use this process to discover new ideas around you and within yourself.

You'll need a box of reused small objects, some Blu-Tack, and the greatest tool for creating 3-dimensional collages: a simple hot glue gun. It will also be helpful to have some foam core boards or any other sturdy surface to work on and some colored paper. Finally, you'll need a camera, which can be on your phone.


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Hanoch Piven

A course by Hanoch Piven

Mixed Media Artist

Hanoch Piven is an award-winning illustrator, educator, and seasoned creative instigator. Piven’s artwork is unique in both form and method. By reinventing the meaning and use of everyday objects he forges associations between these and the subject of his creation.

Piven's art is playful, inclusive, and transformative. Since 1992, Piven's work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the world, such as Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, London Times, Der Spiegel, and Israel's Haaretz. Piven is also the author of a series of award-winning children's books and apps, TV shows, interactive exhibitions, and advertising campaigns.

Piven has lectured extensively on creativity and its applications to life in diverse platforms across the world. Amongst them are The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard Business School, Teach for All Global Conference, Duke University, The School of Visual Arts, China Academy of Fine Arts, Art Center of Design, Instituto Europeo di Design, and many more.


  • U1

    Introduction to My Work

    • Introducing My Work
    • The Journey
    • What This Course Is About
  • U2

    Collage Lessons

    • The Collage Technique
    • A Fresh Way of Seeing
    • Trial and Error
    • Happy Accidents
    • The Power of Limitations.
    • Flexibility and Adaptation
  • U3

    Let's Look at the Face

    • On Caricature
    • Visual Hierarchy on The Face
    • Facial Expressions
    • Creating a Likeness
    • Putting It All Together!
  • U4

    Understanding the Connection Between Creativity and Individuality

    • Distilling Meaning
    • The Self Portrait
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Create Your Self Portrait Using Every-Day Objects.

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Creativity Face to Face: A Playful Collage Journey. A Illustration course by Hanoch Piven

Creativity Face to Face: A Playful Collage Journey

A course by Hanoch Piven
Mixed Media Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2019
  • 100% Positive reviews (63)
  • 1123 students