Assemblages with Found Objects

assemblage art class BostonCombine an old wooden box, sewing notions, vintage toys and family snapshots with glue and ingenuity to make an evocative 3-D assemblage. Create new meanings by recombining old objects, both cherished and banal.

The first session will introduce you to the process of making an assemblage. Amy Hitchcock will bring in some of her assemblages, talk about her process and show images of other artists’ assemblages, including those of Joseph Cornell. We’ll talk about the items you would like to use for your work and then you will start your assemblage. Throughout the course, you’ll receive both practical and aesthetic advice as you construct your new work of art.

Please note: If you plan to use copies of family photographs or other personal papers, please make copies in advance and bring them with you to class.


 assemblages class Boston

 


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Course Number

AC516

Class Size

8

Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level

All Levels

Prerequisite

None

Materials

Please bring to the first class:

  • A wooden box of any size, for example: cigar box, or old kitchen drawer
  • Found objects, for example: 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.

Glue, rulers, scissors, balsa wood, and assorted paints will be provided.

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Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

SPRING

Section 1S: 4 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
Jun 11 - Jul 2, 2014
$140 - OPEN
Instructor: Amy Hitchcock

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