Assemblages with Found Objects


Combine wooden boxes, 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. Look at assemblages by the instructor and artists such as Joseph Cornell. Investigate how choices of images and objects help you tell your own story and receive both practical and aesthetic advice as you construct your art. 

 assemblages class Boston



Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level

All Levels




Please bring to the first class:

  • Small sketchbook or notebook
  • 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 personal papers, please make your own copies in advance and bring them with you to class.

Glue, rulers, scissors, balsa wood will be provided.

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Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Section 1S: 5 Fridays, 10am–1pm

1S: Apr 5–May 3 

Instructor: Amy Hitchcock

$190. CLOSED