Enchanting Little Worlds:
A Hands-On Introduction to Assemblage Art

3 Saturday Mornings
May 5, 12, 19
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$225.00
Class size limited - register early!

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN FEBRUARY, 2018

Once a year, I open my studio for this special opportunity to share my love of assemblage- and shrine-making with folks who want to try this accessible and enchanting art form for themselves! The workshop is designed for adults but mature teens are welcome, too. 

Don't miss this opportunity to:

  • Create your very own assemblage in a shrine or shadow box form!
  • Learn about the diverse styles and fascinating history of shrine-making and assemblage art
  • Play with paper, paint, glue, random ephemera, natural bits and shiny things
  • Experiment with layering techniques and use of text
  • Delve into the wonderful world of glues and...
  • Get your creative juices flowing!

NO SPECIAL SKILLS OR ART EXPERIENCE REQUIRED - 
JUST A WILLINGNESS TO GET STICKY AND EXPERIMENT WILDLY

Please bring a box to work in.   Great options include: cigar boxes, small dresser or jewelry-box drawers, pre-made craft-store shadow boxes, etc. Email sara@sarasaltee.com with questions.

Basic materials (glues, acrylic paints, papers, ephemera, brushes) are included - AND students are also encouraged to bring materials to use, swap, or share.

Students will receive detailed information via email after registering.

SIGN UP NOW! - class size is limited to 10


Definitions:

Assemblage is an artistic process in which a three-dimensional artistic composition is made from putting together found objects.

shrinen.  A container or receptacle for sacred relics; a reliquary.  For artists, shrines and assemblages are generally sculptures incorporating found objects. A shrine might be for sacred objects, or for the celebration of a theme or idea close to the artist's heart.


Class Plan

Week 1:

  • Meet the class
  • Preparing your form
  • Working with 3-D space
  • Exploring options and styles
  • Exploring range of materials
  • Experimentation with overall design
  • Defining subject and feel
  • Thinking in layers
  • Background layer 1

At home:  Continue to gather elements.  Refine and size photos and text.  Stay in relationship to your piece.

Week 2:

  •  Preparing core elements
  • Background layer 2/3
  • Refining design – editing and integrating

At home:  Keep visiting with your piece, see what interesting elements float through your world. Stay in relationship to your piece.

Week 3:

  • Background layer 3/4 (as needed)
  • Attaching core elements
  • Embellishment options
  • Varnishing/Finishing