Students will have the experience of creating work using the techniques of paper cutting and collage
assemblage. This ancient skill has found its way into the contemporary art world. Henry Bermudez
has developed his own techniques within his large scale works. This class will help you envision new
ideas. Using random composition, join us in making art beyond the frame in a playfully free
Unleash your imagination to create a one-of- a-kind large-scale collage from an array of traditional and
non-traditional materials. Choose from unlike options including photographs, scanned images, exotic
papers, and paint and ink, which fuse to become a work of art suitable for display. This course merges
the playfulness of expressive art with history and theory that support memorable assemblage.
Supplies (you the student will bring)
• X-Acto knife # 1
• acid free glue
• one sheet of foam board ( ¼” thickness)
• a variety of paintbrush sizes for acrylic paint
• acrylic colors (yellow, blue, red, white, black)
• cutting mat
• metal ruler 24 inch
• We will be using Strathmore watercolor paper, cold press, it comes on a roll (42” x 10 yards) 140 lb ( 300g/m2 ); available at Dick Blick for [was $44.69], and they also have smaller sheets.
About the artist:
Henry Bermudez attended the National Schools of Art in both Venezuela and Mexico and studied in New York City’s Art Student’s League, as well as in Rome. His work has been placed in public and private collections throughout Central and North America including the museums of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Maracaibo, Merida and Maracay in Venezuela, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico, Museum Rally Punta del Este, Uruguay, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Mr. Bermudez was selected to be the Venezuelan representative for the 1986 Venice Biennale and he has been the subject of numerous articles. His work has been included in many exhibition catalogs such as the X International Print and Drawing Exhibition of China as well as in books on the subject of Venezuelan art. In 2011, he was one of a handful of artists chosen to work with the Philagrafika print collaborative founded by artistic director and curator, Jose Roca. In 2012, he was a recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. Since 2003, Bermudez has worked with the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia on several major projects. Henry is co-director of House Gallery 1816 in Fishtown and maintains an active studio and exhibition schedule.