The Art of True Ephemera Collage

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.
1:30- 4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
  • A Journal/Sketch Book (your preference in size)
  • Brushes: Student Grade Hog Bristle (singles or assortment package):
    • # 6 round
    • #8 bright
    • # 6 filbert
    • # 12 flat
    • 1” flat wash
    • #1 round
  • One or more ½” or 1 ½” Deep Wood Panels, Size Optional, no smaller than 18” x 24” , can do more than one depending on size, ability level or concept. Best Supplier: Artist and Craftsman
  • Two sheets 22” x 30” of Arches Heavy Duty Watercolor Paper for collage and paint
  • One Cotton Towel ( cut into 12” sections)
  • Scissors
  • Single Edge Razor Blades or Xacto Knife
  • Assortment of Paints (Can work in Oils or Acrylics 3.7 ml. ( student or professional grade, level of artist will determine, pallet, medium type and quality)
    • Titanium White
    • Mars Black
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Burnt Umber
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cadmium Red Medium Hue
    • Hansa Yellow
    • Disposable Palette /Optional Glass Palette
    • Palette Knife/Optional Flexible putty knife

Glue, Varnishes, Matt Medium, Various supplies, tools, Furnished, Please bring $ 15. to workshop to reimburse Instructor for adhesives, supplies varnishes etc.

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
This is a collage course for the artist who loves all things paper! In this course we will discover the many varied nuances of making art through collage and glued paper and fabric materials. We will work on different surfaces, both rag paper and panel and in all artistic styles. We will research the history of collage from Kurt Schwitters and Pablo Picasso to modern day contemporary artists that use collage as their main art form. We will explore layering, overlap, isolation, repetition, composition and surface manipulation on various sub straights.