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Dissecting Design with Abstract Collage

4-Session Evening Course

Monday, March 1 to 22, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00KB
$135 - Member
$155 - Non-Member
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By Sharon Robinson 


  • This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.
  • Platform: Zoom
  • Online registration is required.
  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.


Learn to understand design and composition as it is expressed in non-objective art using various mixed media materials and techniques. You will examine works by various artists to discern the elements of composition, how they have been used, and how these concepts are expressed in different styles of art. Through a series of exercises, break down these elements and explore a variety of strategies to construct successful abstract pieces using collage techniques. The main objective is to understand design concepts, how to apply them, and ways to expand on them in individual pieces. 

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  • The instructor is Sharon Robinson.
  • 4 sessions, 2.5 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.


  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
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  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
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This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.