EventsStudio Sessions: Lineage through Collage

Studio Sessions: Lineage through Collage

June 27, 2024 | 1–3:30 p.m.
Location: High Museum of Art, Anne Cox Chambers Wing Lobby
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How can we explore our personal family history and lineages through collage? This studio workshop will blend themes found in Tyler Mitchell: Idyllic Space with eclectic materials and sourced images using the expressive medium of collage.

With the guidance of instructor Daniel Mantilla, we will think about lineage, family, and values related to our own experiences, connecting them to arrangements of torn and cut mixed media, including paper, fabric, magazines, newspapers, and found photos, to create a multifaceted collage. We will learn how to manipulate and transform these materials through cutting, tearing, arranging, and layering to create unique compositions that speak to our own histories. At the end of the workshop, we will share with our fellow classmates and receive instructor feedback.

Materials will be provided, and we encourage you to bring your own collage materials and printed photographs to incorporate into your artwork.

About Your Instructor

Daniel Mantilla, Coordinator, Arts Learning at the High Museum of Art, is a Colombian-born artist with over a decade of experience teaching young people, families, and adults. In his paintings, drawing-collages, and cutouts, Mantilla explores ideas of transition and instability. Mantilla previously lived in New York City, where he recorded instructional videos for public television. His art has been exhibited across the United States and internationally. He has studied paintings in museum collections in Spain, conducted research on cadmium-free acrylic paint, and holds an MFA from Hunter College.

Daniel Mantilla headshot

About Tyler Mitchell: Idyllic Space

Lineage, family history, and tradition are themes explored in Tyler Mitchell: Idyllic Space. Many of Mitchell’s images taken in domestic spaces feature small, framed photographs of loved ones—a testimony to the everyday reminiscence of affectionate bonds and ancestral kinship, as in The Hewitt Family, that subtly suggests lineage, respect, and continuity. Mitchell’s images offer access to the intimacy of family through their depictions of unguarded and profoundly honest moments in everyday Black lives.

About Studio Sessions

Studio Sessions are art-making workshops connected to artworks on view at the High. These workshops provide opportunities to experiment, play, and enjoy new mediums and materials. No prior experience is required. Studio Sessions are designed for adults, but all ages are welcome. This workshop is offered three times.

For more information, please email culturecollective@high.org or call 404-733-5034.

Know Before You Go

When you arrive, please present your QR code ticket to a Guest Relations team member at the Admissions and Information desk in the main museum entrance. Then, please proceed to the Anne Cox Chambers Wing Lobby, where this Studio Session is taking place. The lobby is on the first floor of the Anne Cox Chambers Wing, located across the Sifly Piazza.