Collage and The City

Collage And The City Adult Classes NYC

Collage And The City (source: Ramona Gregory)

Basic Collage Class

Basic Collage Class

Basic Collage

Basic Collage

Basic Collage Course

Basic Collage Course

Cost: $280.00

REGISTER ONLINE (Registration opens May 3, 2022)

Thursdays, July 21–August 11, 2022

6:30 PM–9:30 PM

LOCATION: 41 Cooper Square, NY, NY 10003

IMPORTANT: to participate in classes on campus

  • Please be prepared to arrive up to 30 minutes early on the first class to present proof of vaccination, booster and a state issued picture ID in the lobby of 41 Cooper Square.
  • You must wear a mask at all times inside the school.
  • A school ID will be issued so you can enter all subsequent weeks by showing it to the guards. A photo will be taken on the first evening of your class for the ID card.
  • Unvaccinated individuals will not be allowed access to campus buildings. 
  • If you are not able to arrive up to 30 minutes before class on the first session or within 1 hour of the start of the first class session, please request to withdraw from class by email. Policies apply

The City itself could be thought of as a massive collage: a space where images and structures conjoin in unexpected ways. Historically, much of the work done with collage has been informed by the urban setting. Using this idea as a foundation, we will explore the medium of collage with paper, fabric, fibers, found objects, photographs and photo transfer. A wide range of acrylic mediums and their potential as adhesives will be explored. The use of traditional drawing and painting materials will also be incorporated. color and fundamental 2-D design principles will be covered. Each studio lesson will be accompanied by a presentation of a historically relevant collage artist. Students will be encouraged to actively engage with the urban environment in the development of their work.  

Required Materials

  • 8 oz. jar regular gel medium - matte (Golden brand recommended)
  • 8 oz. jar regular gel medium - gloss (Golden brand recommended)
  • 8 oz. jar Matte medium (Golden brand recommended)
  • 4 oz. bottle Elmer's Glue
  • 1" wide roll masking tape
  • X-acto knife with replacement blades
  • "self-healing" cutting board, 12" X 18"
  • Scissors
  • 1 pads 14" X 17" Bristol paper (either Vellum or Smooth surface)
  • 14" X 17" inch white drawing paper pad
  • 1" house painting brush, or a 1" flat artist's brush
  • Basic drawing materials such as graphite pencils and erasers
  • Basic acrylic painting set, primary and secondary colors, black and white in 2 oz. tubes (Golden brand recommended)


Course Code: 156743

Instructor(s): Eric Hibit

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.