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<p>Paul Klee, Persische Nachtigallen (Persian Nightingales), 1917

Paul Klee, Persische Nachtigallen (Persian Nightingales), 1917, gouache, watercolor, and pen and black ink over graphite on laid paper, mounted on cardboard; the sheet bordered at the top with yellow paper strip mounted to support, Gift of Catherine Gamble Curran and Family, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, 1990.59.2

Collage Techniques: Surrealist Dreamscapes

Virtual Studio

Virtual Studio

  • Friday, September 23, 2022
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Registration Required
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Registration is required.

Dive into your imagination and discover the unexpected juxtapositions that can be inspired by the absence of reason and logic.

Museum educator and artist Chris Rusinko will lead a playful exploration of various techniques for creating compelling compositions infused with Surrealism and Expressionism.


  • Five sheets of any paper 8.5x11 inches or a journal, thick paper is preferable
  • Various collage materials, like newspapers, books, and magazines
  • Colored pencils, watercolor pencils, markers, or paint
  • Scissors and/or craft knife
  • Glue stick or liquid glue
  • Black marker, pencil, pen, and eraser


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