Deepening Layers with Collaging

May. 15, 2023

May. 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm May. 22, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

About the Workshop

Akins High School

The 15th amArte workshop “Deepening Layers with Collaging,” was led by master artist Dave McClinton at Akins High School for Mr. Sean Claes’s yearbook class. The workshop focused on advanced graphic design in Photoshop using photos with deeper personal meaning and historical documents, students were able to create meaningful designs. Completed designs will be printed on high-quality poster paper and sent to students. McClinton aims to have the students’ digital expressions achieve the same tangible effects as other visual art mediums.


About the Artist

Dave McClinton; Has worked in the design industry for 25+ years, gaining experience in print, digital and brand design. As an accomplished senior designer, he is passionate about advancing the strategic value of smart design. That knowledge and drive has been earned within the publishing world, tech startups, and design studios.

His works illustrate ‘the life-cycle of the inner life of a black person’. He delves into the weight of American history, which can ‘either crush or harden’. McClinton wants to give voice to the strength and trials of the African-American community, visually contributing to this collective identity. His creative process began by compiling family photos and found images. These portraits are printed with archival pigments on 100% cotton paper.