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

3 Saturday Mornings
September 16, 23, 30
10 am - 12:30 pm
$175.00
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 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