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Essentials Creative Collage/Portrait Workshop

  • Motion Media Arts Center 2200 Tillery Street Austin, TX, 78723 United States (map)

Essentials Creative will lead a portrait/collage workshop using techniques from their previous installations. Guests will learn about the pre-production, production, and post-production process. This includes using reference images, styling, modeling, printing, and collaging their own expressive portraiture.


Bring Your Own Fashion! And be ready to have your portrait taken in studio!

Note: This is our community engagement project for Tempo 2D temporary mural in collaboration with the City of Austin Arts. Our location for the mural will be on Bolm Street and installed in September. We invite our neighbors and community to come out and be part of our art. Your image/collage could be incorporated into our Tempo 2D mural design (if you leave us a photo release form).

Workshop Instructions:
1. Sign In.
2. See the Presentation by Essentials Creative.
3. Get your studio portrait taken.
4. Print out your favorite photo.
5. Collage/abstract your portrait onto the paper provided.
6. Get Essentials to Photograph/Document your collage before you leave.
7. Share and Tag #EssentialsTempo2D
8. Follow the Project:


About Essentials Creative:

Essentials is a multimedia collective producing holistic applied arts experiences based in Austin, TX. These multi-faceted events incorporate disciplines such as photography, fashion, graphic design, video, projection, animation, music, and installation. Although a single image may include many Essentials members, there is always a unified vision of experimentation, fluidity, and diversity.

Essentials creates a platform for underrepresented artists to express themselves and find support within their field. In the search for emerging talent, innovative voices, and unseen narratives, collaboration with other creatives is celebrated. Essentials is composed of and embraces artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. 

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