Photo by Ry Sangalang
Creating Worlds and Stories with Photomontage with Ry Sangalang (One session)
- October 26, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Do you have hundreds of everyday photos just sitting on your device? Why not turn even your most mundane photos into unique works of art? Learn how, through the art of photomontage. With photomontage you can combine your everyday photos of family, friends, and travel into surreal stories and worlds without having to be a Photoshop expert. Through this class you will:
+Learn to build your own visual narrative as we discuss concepts, such as composition, lighting, and color.
+Learn to create new worlds and stories through hands on practice of Photoshop fundamentals, without being overwhelmed by the myriad of options the tool has to offer.
+Learn about the various styles and techniques that you can decide upon, even before starting work on your photo montage, so that you can more easily achieve your artistic vision.
+Learn how some of history’s greatest and most popular photomontages were created, to inspire your own work and journey.
By the end of the class, students will walk away with an understanding of the concepts behind great photomontage, and the process and skills required to create their own worlds and stories.
Students are asked to please bring their own portfolio of pictures or projects to work on in class
Instructor’s Note: “When I first discovered photomontage I fell in love instantly. How could someone create such a strange and mesmerizing scene? I wasn’t sure how to create my own, or how to think about the creative process behind it. So I set off on an adventure of learning and experimentation. I developed this class with a desire to help others learn this wonderful skill, with a focus on art elements and techniques that I wish someone had explained to me, when I was first starting out.” – Ry Sangalang
This course will be taught in LACP’s digital lab. Students will have their own workstation equipped with a 27-inch iMac computer loaded with Photoshop CC. Bamboo Pen & Touch digital tablets will be available if needed. Although participants will be learning using Photoshop CC, the skills taught are cross-platform to earlier versions of Photoshop.