Discover the witty art of collage as you play purposefully with pictures and acquire the technical skills to create your own museum-quality pieces. Over two days, in an inspiring salon environment of storytelling, readings and conversation, Deborah Kelly will inform you on the cutting and composing practices of collage. You’ll be shown safe methods and tips to get those very fine cuttings while you start to focus your ‘looking muscle’ to find, build and compose a number of works. Deborah will introduce you to her private collection of obsolete images, a treasure trove of abandoned art and science histories, and show you how to dissect and divide them from their original contexts to make new art from their remains. A selection of papers, cutting mats, acid-free glue and image material is provided, though you are encouraged to bring your own books and images to dissect and resurrect.