Metaphorical Collage and Image Layering

Patrick LoCicero is featured in numerous galleries across the country as well as in important private and public collections internationally including The Dayton Art Museum, The San Francisco Legion of Honor, Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Trinity University, Oregon Health Sciences University, The University of Washington Medical Center, The San Francisco International Airport, The California LEF Foundation, and Croner International, Paris France as well as the Dicke Family Collection in Ohio and the Sarah Berger Family Collection in Delmar, CA. In addition, he has done numerous commissions for multinational companies. His work has been reviewed in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, Art News, Art Week, Nashville Arts Magazine and Arts ltd. He has been awarded a Maryland State Arts Award and a San Francisco Artist Relocation grant. He received BFA from The Ohio State University and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is currently adjunct faculty at Cornish College of the Arts and an instructor at Gage Academy of Art.
Saturday, Sunday
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
  • A Journal/Sketch Book (your preference in size
  • Brushes: Filberts/Flat/Round/Bright / 2” chip brush
  • Two to Four Varied Sizes of Panels (also called Elephant Boards @ Artist and Craftsman)
  • Two sheets 22” x 30” of Arches Heavy Duty Watercolor Paper for collage and paint
  • 2” Masking Tape
  • Scissors
  • Single Edge Razor Blades
  • Exacto Knife

Instructor will provide Adhesives ( $ 10.00 to $ 15.00 Lab Fee depending on number of students)

The following is a list of suggested collage materials. You can use some of these or add to them, we will experiment with varying mediums, sub- straights to incorporate and integrate ephemera with painting.

  • Old Art reproductions
  • Engravings
  • Posters
  • Bills
  • Receipts
  • Price tags
  • Labels
  • Catalogs
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Comic strips
  • Greeting cards
  • Corrugated card board
  • Packing materials
  • Diaries
  • Journals
  • Dress patterns
  • Sheet music
  • Foil papers
  • Wall paper
  • Letters
  • Envelopes
  • Postcards
  • Stamps
  • Maps
  • Dried leaves, flowers
  • Travel folders
  • Photographs
  • Playing cards
  • Shopping bags
  • Ticket stubs
  • Programs
  • Tissue paper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Pages from old books
  • Cloth
Learn the skills needed to energize the surfaces of your paintings and make them nuanced and rich with meaning. Explore the historical tradition of collage and use the art of metaphor. Through the process of mixed media, found object, and collage, we will explore various background-layering techniques in order to create textured relationships.