Enchanting Little Worlds:
A Hands-On Introduction to Assemblage Art
3 Saturday Mornings
September 16, 23, 30
10 am - 12:30 pm
Class size limited - register early!
REGISTRATION OPENING SOON...
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Background layer 3/4 (as needed)
- Attaching core elements
- Embellishment options