Exploring Color & Design through Collage

David Hornung

Date:July 17 - July 21, 2022

Name of Event: 

“Exploring Color & Design

through Collage"

Medium: Painted paper collage using matte acrylic gouache

Level: All

Location: Studio

  Status: Open

IG: @davidhornungart

Website: David Hornung

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Rates & Enrollment

Deposit is $450, balance due 30 days before arrival

Day Student Tuition: $895 +  Materials fee

 5-Day Package*: $1,950 - 2,250* + 11% Tax

* Your 5-Day Workshop Package includes:

Workshop Tuition, 4 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily snack breaks, unlimited coffee, tea & seltzer plus welcoming  reception with light appetizers.


You can choose a room to yourself (single occupancy) or double your fun, bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

To Learn more about your options ....



Major artists of 20th century made paper collage an integral part of their studio practice. Artists as diverse as Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, Sonja Delaunay, Hannalore Baron and Henry Matisse employed collage techniques to investigate color and form, and even to make finished works of art.


In this workshop we use paint, paper, marking tools and simple gluing techniques to explore visual form and process in a supportive studio atmosphere. (We will be making swatches of flat color that require little painting skill.) Studies are small in scale, under 11 x 8.5”, and numerous, with an emphasis on visual experimentation and play rather than on the production of finished works. Working sessions are complemented by slide presentations and classroom discussion.

Artist Bio

David Hornung is a painter and collage artist whose work has been widely exhibited. He holds a BA in art from the University of Delaware and an MFA in painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Over the course of a long teaching career, he has served on faculties at Indiana University, Skidmore College, Adelphi University, and The Rhode Island School of Design. He is the author of Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers (Laurence King Pub Ltd.), a textbook that has been translated into six languages and is used in art schools and private studios around the world. The third edition was published in September 2020.

For the past 10 years David been teaching art workshops in the US and abroad. Elizabeth Ferrill, the artistic director of painting, drawing, and printmaking at Anderson Ranch has written, “David is a skilled teacher who is able to teach to all levels, from beginner to advanced. He is a clear communicator, and his kindness causes even the most tentative student to feel at ease and gain confidence.”

Materials Fee:

See Supply List Here: David Hornung Supply List


Sample   Agenda **


for Artists Rising Creativity Retreat:

5 Days and 4 Nights

Arrival day, check in at 3pm
5pm: meet your fellow students reception with light dinner


Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

Art Studio available 24/7

Optional yoga, walking, biking  in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

Art Studio available 24/7


Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9 - noon (breakfast included)

Excursion to one of the 169 small towns in Connecticut for touring and lunch and a visit to one of the gardens designed by historic landscape designer, Beatrix Farrand, among the first women to practice landscape architecture in the United States. “A garden, large or small, must be treated in the Impressionist manner,” she once wrote. “Plants are to the gardener what her palette is to the painter.”
Farewell Dinner together in Glastonbury 

Art Studio available 24/7

Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Studio work in the morning, sketching and watercolor on location (breakfast & light lunch included)

Checkout by 1PM


Lots of food, fun, comradery, relaxation, re-winding, Art Studio available 24/7

You can also add an extra day before or after the retreat dates (upon availability)

Other: A complete schedule will be posted as your retreat date nears!

This will be posted in the private Facebook Group which you will be invited to join once you register.

Weather Permitting throughout the week... biking, kayaking or paddle boarding or river excursion, leaf peeping in the Autumn


You will receive an email confirmation and, as time gets closer, more email full of info and goodies.

Here is the payment schedule:

$450 deposit is due at the time of registration. 

Remaining balance is due 30 days before your retreat start date

Pay in Full at time of registration and save $100

Please read our full cancellation policy HERE

** Please note that the Sample Agenda is a sample, meaning exact dates, times or activities can be changed based on weather, scheduling or desires of the group and size of the group.