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Artistic Mixed-media Collages

A course by Petra Zehner , Illustrator and Collage Artist

Illustrator and Collage Artist. París, France.
Joined October 2020

Create unique collages that are both vintage and contemporary, and blur the line between traditional art and digital illustration

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98% positive reviews (320)
9930 students
Audio: English
English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Create unique collages that are both vintage and contemporary, and blur the line between traditional art and digital illustration

“Collage is much more than cutting and pasting — it’s a way to make sense of your world, thoughts, and emotions” says illustrator and collage artist, Petra Zehner. She experiments with different styles, media, time periods, and techniques to create unique pieces. She specializes in collage art for different projects and is the creative director and founder of Paris Collage Collective, which is a worldwide community that sets regular creative challenges to connect local and global artists.

In this course, she teaches you how to create digital mixed-media collages that seamlessly combine traditional materials and tools with digital illustration in Photoshop. Explore the differences and possibilities of crafting digitally with analog elements. Learn to collect, mix, match, and make things your own.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 14 downloads

Digital vs Analog Tools
4 minutes, 5 seconds
Creating Material Libraries
7 minutes, 8 seconds
Portrait Preparation
8 minutes, 23 seconds
Background Preparation
7 minutes, 53 seconds
Adding Visual Elements
7 minutes, 59 seconds
Breaking the Frame
8 minutes, 27 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (320)
  • 9930 students
  • 17 lessons (1h 49m)
  • 14 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create different mixed-media collage portraits based on the same photograph.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone who is curious about collages, as well as for those who want to explore combining digital and traditional illustration techniques, including illustrators, artists, and designers

Requirements and materials

No previous experience with drawing or digital illustration is required. However, a basic knowledge of Photoshop and familiarity with a graphics tablet is recommended.

In terms of equipment, you need a device with access to Photoshop, a graphics tablet, a scanner (or camera), scissors, a scalpel, and tape.


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9930 Students
320 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Petra Zehner

A course by Petra Zehner

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Illustrator and Collage Artist

Petra Zehner is a German illustrator and collage artist. After studying literature and linguistics in Berlin, Petra experimented with writing, photography, and illustration, which led her to study graphic design in London. Since then, she has moved back and forth between Germany, the UK, Malaysia, and Singapore, before basing herself in Paris. During this time, Petra rediscovered collage as a medium that combines all of her interests. For Petra, collage is also a metaphor for life as a whole, and the way we collect, mix, match, and make things our own.

Petra discovered that she didn’t want to work exclusively with traditional collage methods and created her own combination of analog and digital elements. She is the creative director and founder of Paris Collage Collective, a community that sets regular creative challenges to connect local and global artists, and encourage creative expression that goes “further than likes and shares on social media platforms”. Petra has also worked on various art projects, including Elleree, her own series of 365 images based on the same photo of an unknown woman taken in the early 1900s. She says that having to try new things repetitively in such a way pushes her to look at things with different eyes


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation

    • Introduction to Digital Mixed Media Collage
    • Digital vs Analog Tools
    • Where to Find Materials
    • Creating Material Libraries
  • U3

    Production

    • Portrait Preparation
    • Background Preparation
    • Adding Colour
    • Adding Visual Elements
  • U4

    Final Pieces

    • Breaking the Frame
    • Multiples
    • Scaling
    • Inversion
    • Composition
  • U5

    Last Details

    • Printing
    • Hand-Finishing Your Digital Prints
  • FP

    Final project

    • Artistic Mixed-Media Collages

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Artistic Mixed-media Collages. Illustration, and Craft course by Petra Zehner Best seller

Artistic Mixed-media Collages

A course by Petra Zehner
Illustrator and Collage Artist. París, France.
Joined October 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (320)
  • 9930 students