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Create Your Own Digital Collage Workshop: With Jagjit Kaur

Sat 8th May, 2021, 10am to 11am

Jagjit Kaur is a Leicester based artist, commonly working in painting and digital collage. Drawing on Indian culture and her Sikh heritage, her practice explores identity, whether that be relating to identity, gender or culture. Her digital collages piece together a combination of photos from gallery archives, personal family and editorial fashion.

Led by Jagjit herself, the online workshop will demonstrate and guide a small number of participants through the processes of creating digital collages, using open source software GIMP and the manipulation of found materials.

From this, a web-based community exhibition featuring the outcomes of the workshop, will be created and presented by Modern Painters, New Decorators.

The workshop will run over the course of three hours and will cover the basic principles of using found materials, how to use GIMP to create digital collages and an insight into the life of a practicing artist.


To take part in the workshop, participants will need:

  • Access to a device, laptop or tablet, to use for Zoom group video calls.
  • To be able to download the latest version of 'GIMP' software (free).
  • To have familiarised yourself with GIMP by watching some of theses YouTube tutorials:

GIMP in Less than 10 Minutes: Beginners Guide

GIMP 2.10 Tutorial - Gimp Layers Tutorial

  • To bring a minimum of 20 collected found images to the workshop (this could be screenshots and photographs of: food packaging, commercials/tv shows/movies, images found through social media, your own photographs or artwork).


Open Sauce is an online project by Modern Painters, New Decorators, inspiring new skills to create art in any circumstance. The project encourages an energised approach to making, by celebrating the generous nature of digital communities.

Taking place across April and May 2021, the project will be delivered through Modern Painters, New Decorators online platforms and a web-based exhibition as well as ticketed events including: Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Workshop, Create Your Own Digital Collage Workshop, Build Your Own 3D World Workshop and Open Sauce, an online talk night.