Learn Collage


"Shoe Collage"

Collage by Lois DeWitt

The Many Faces Of Collage

There are so many different ways of creating a collage. Collage is an art form that employs just about any object you can imagine--magazine pictures, photos, lace, shells, wood, tile, mirrors, wallpaper, wire, you name it!

I used pictures from a shoe catalog to make this collage. Shoe pictures repeating a pattern over and over again make the composition fun and turn it into something else--stacked images creating strata of similar shapes and color, but are they still shoes or have they become a different design?

What is collage?

Collage is a creative method of collecting a variety of materials and exploring how they might be put together into a composition.

The ultimate goal of collage is to assemble a collection of objects and materials and transform them into a new visual form.

The materials used in collage can range from found papers, scraps of fabric, wood, plastic, grasses and seeds, buttons, beads, stamps, etc. The range of materials and the possibilities of combination are limitless!

Watch my video "Introduction To Collage." I explain the six collage lessons course and what you can expect to learn.

And if you're ready for Collage, just go down to the bottom of this page and click on the link to your FREE Collage Lessons!

Today, collage is considered an established art form, and it often evokes a provocative and sometimes humorous reaction as common, everyday objects are magically transformed and given new meaning.

The skills acquired through making a collage are both visual and physical. They require us to re-see the context of the many common objects around us and create new combinations of these common objects towards unique art forms. The assembling of a collage can be a challenge!

Collage requires minimal art supplies--basically scissors, glue and cardboard or mat board are all you need (plus, what you will have collected in the way of found materials!)

Are you ready to try collage? If so, click on the link below to begin!

Click here to start the FREE Collage Lessons.

Real Feedback


Hi Lois, thought I would send you a quick note to tell you how much I appreciate your YouTube videos. I found you last December when I purchased a Breville smart oven. I'd never really used a toaster oven for anything other than toast and since finding you I've been cooking like crazy! My husband thinks that's wonderful.

Also I introduced my daughter to your art lessons and she is delighted, especially with the stencil one of the fishes! You encourage people of all skill levels to feel less intimidated by the thought of actually 'doing' a painting! Anyway, just saying thank you and to let you know how much we enjoy Charlie as well.

Kindest regards,


Hey lois

I am a emerging artist here in sc I haven't had the opportunity to go to formal art schools

I have been drawing all my life as far back as I can remember. I saw your free art classes online and book marked them and when I have more supplies am going back.

I want to be taken seriously, I have started getting my art out there, and have started just recently showing, my art, and sold a total of three works for aprox300.00 a piece

I still don't feel like I am a good enough artists and I desire to learn always learning

I am sending some samples of a small amount of sketches drawings, and paintings

I would love to get feed back from someone in the artworld I have been mistreated by some artist that wouldn't even look at my art

when they found out I had not took art classes.......I've always wanted to just havent had the opportunitys . thank you so much.

Elizabeth White


Hello Lois.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to learn hoy to draw and paint in diferentes styles and techniques. I just started and I've never had taken any classes til now with your tutorial. I really worldwide appreciate your comments about my still life exercise. I specially have problems with shading the table and painting the wood graining (as you can se in the picture) and also the table cloth. The melon sas difficult too, I feel something is missing there too . (Some things in the picture I didn't want them to apear in my painting)

I'm starting to work with the landscape. As son as I have ir done I'll send you the picture. Best regards and thank you again.

Andrea Berkefeld (from México)


I'm 50 and going to retire soon. I always wanted to be able to draw so now is the time. I saw your website and you sent me the classes link.What you said about my work I sent you was right on!

Much improved, I'm hummin'!

Mac B, Toledo, Ohio


So far the online lessons I have made it through have been extremely informative and helpful, not just the techniques, but general information on how to not ruin your brushes, waste paint, etc. I thank you soooo much for making this available for people like me who can't get out and go to art lessons often enough to count, :p I do these when I get off work and have time and it's not stressful trying to work around my already hectic schedule, so thank you again. Kayla M. Gray


I'm really impressed that I got good drawing instruction for free! Thanks so much, Brian Dudley