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+/- What You'll Learn
By the end of this workshop, you should have a completed photo collage project. In addition, you should be able to:
- Organize projects, using Photos+Words tools to help
- Add your photos and words to any Rapid Craft Kit
- Save, share, and safely store completed collage projects
- Move project photos from your phone to a new, organized home
+/- Is the Workshop Right for You?
In this workshop, we will use a Rapid Craft Kit. In every Rapid Craft kit, all of the artwork is flattened into a single page called a flat page, making collage creation fast and easy. All you need to do is add your photos and words.
Flat pages are great for:
- Creatives that don’t have a lot of time for customization
- Photo collage beginners
+/- What to Expect
Workshop steps are organized to support a workflow. Since this is a project workshop, some creative decisions have been made already. Even so, the steps and tasks for making and recording those decisions have been included in the workshop, giving you a path for planning and completing future projects on your own.
What to Expect from Each Step
Within each step of the workshop, you’ll find:
- A video demonstrating how to complete the step
- Downloadable instructions for your project
- Links to tools and services that will help you complete the step
About the Videos
Videos are accessible on various devices, making it convenient to watch from one device (like your computer) while using another to create (like your iPhone). In addition, videos are downloadable to accommodate learners with a lack of high speed internet.
- Analog collage – a collage made by printing, cutting, and assembling photos, words, and artistic element. Often, it’s framed or added to a pocket album.
- Archival Safe – this refers to the materials, supplies, and actions taken to preserve something. In the case of this workshop, we’re talking about pens, paper, and storage options that help collage preservation.
- Digital collage – a collage with digital pieces that is assembled digitally. Often, digital collages are for printed and framed, added to photo books, or shared through text messages, Instagram, Facebook, and other online platforms.
- Flat page (or quick page) – a collage base or template with all of the artwork flattened to a single page or layer within the template.
- Layered template – a digital template with multiple layers, usually for separate art, image, and text elements.
- Page protectors – also called sheet protectors, these see-through rectangular sleeves are bound on three sides and open at top. They’re designed to hold and safeguard a item placed within, such as a collage, record, or photograph. Page protectors often include a side with holes fit matched for a specific binding system like a binder or album.
- Pocket album – an album with pocket page protectors.
- Pocket page protectors – page protectors divided into smaller pockets within the page and made to hold pocket note cards and smaller sized photos.
How to Get Help
Sometimes, things don’t go as you’d expect. If this happens or if you have questions or are stuck, please reach out via the course comments. I’ll get back to you ASAP and do my best to help.