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Assemblages with Found Objects
Much like a good or bad dream, an assemblage is often made up of unrelated components (in this case found objects) that together create an alternative “world” that can be both familiar and enigmatic. Create an assemblage that reflects your own dreams, peaceful, frightening or mystifying.
The first session will introduce you to the process of making the assemblage. Talk about the items you would like to use for your work and then start your assemblage. Then receive both practical and aesthetic advice as you construct your new work of art.
Amy Hitchcock will bring in some of her assemblages, talk about the process of making them, and show images of other artists’ assemblages, including those of Joseph Cornell. If you plan to use copies of family photographs or other personal papers, please make your own copies in advance and bring them with you to class.
One piece you produce in this class will be included in a gallery exhibition at UFORGE Gallery in 2013.
This class takes place at UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, just around the corner from the Eliot School. Download directions. (pdf)
Classes in Collaboration with UFORGE Gallery
This class is part of our collaboration with UFORGE Gallery. Take this or any class in the UFORGE series, and the art you make will be in a UFORGE Gallery exhibition of your choice, with a gallery reception, even possible reviews and sales.
UFORGE Gallery cultivates a creative, inclusive arts community with assignment-based, non-juried exhibitions and events.
Selected assemblage artists
- Amy Hitchcock
- Joseph Cornell
- Louise Nevelson
- Dale Copeland
- James Michael Starr
- John Gutoskey
- and some additional Joseph Cornell resources
Age Range17+, teens by permission
Students should bring to the first class:
A wooden box of any size
• cigar box
• old kitchen drawer
• family photographs
• postcards, maps, decorative paper, other paper ephemera
• sewing notions (fabric, needles, threads)
• old tools and hardware
• parts of old dolls and toys
• kitchen gadgets
If you plan to use copies of family photographs or other pesonal papers, please make your own copies in advance and bring them with you to class.
Class will provide glues, rulers, scissors, balsa wood and assorted paints.
Find out where to buy supplies.
Instructor, Schedule, and Cost
Instructor: Amy Hitchcock
4 Wednesdays, 6–9pm, June 5–26, 2013 – CANCELED
$175 ($140 tuition plus $35 gallery entry fee)
Enrollment deadline: Wednesday, June 2
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