Collage 101


Assorted Tips & Tricks: A Collage 101 with Kevin Sampsell

Working with a wide range of source materials, Kevin Sampsell’s collages swim in the pool of pop culture. At times they can be silly; at other times they can be astute studies of composition and color. “I’d been doing word collages for a long time but then started–in 2014–using manipulated-by-hand images (from old magazines and books) and became much more serious and passionate about it,” said Sampsell. In this workshop, Sampsell will share some of his collage work and offer some tips and tricks for making collage that he has come across on his journey through the medium. If you’re new or curious about collage, this is a great place to start.

About Kolaj Fest New Orleans
Kolaj Fest New Orleans is a multi-day festival and symposium about contemporary collage and its role in art, culture, and society, July 10-14, 2019. Visit the website to learn more, see an overview of the program, and register to attend. Kolaj Fest New Orleans would not be possible without the support of Press Street, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, LeMieux Galleries, Mystic Krewe of Scissors and Glue, Antenna Gallery,
Kolaj Magazine and Kasini House. Kolaj Fest New Orleans is made possible through a generous gift from Laurie and Doug Kanyer. WEBSITE

About Kevin Sampsell

Kevin Sampsell lives and works in Portland, Oregon. From 2014 to 2018, he hosted an Open Collage Night at Portland’s Independent Publishing Resource Center. He also writes, sells books, and operates the publisher Future Tense Books. Sampsell has been writing for Kolaj Magazine since Kolaj #11, where his first-person account, “My Rookie Season in Collage”, was published. He has also written artist profiles of Kurtiss Lofstrom (Kolaj #12), Luke Dolkas (Kolaj #19), and Evan Clayton Horback (Kolaj #22). Find out more at

Collages by Kevin Sampsell