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Cut and Clag

When I was at high school in the north-east of England, our form teacher (the teacher who marked us as 'present' or 'absent' each morning) would joke about our art classes by calling them "cut and clag". Clag=north-east English slang for glueing, or collage. Well, I've just spent a week doing classes in "cut and clag" at the Interlochen Center for Creative Arts. Here are some of the 3" x 5" collages that I ask people to make as a warm-up: Here is a nice one done after I led people through a writing activity that led them to explore personal memories (grandmother's knitting, in this case): And here's one created by tearing two different magazine pages into strips and then recombining them: Good clagging!