What is assemblage? According to the Encarta Dictionary: Assemblage (is) a work of art made from a collection of different objects. Gary will be teaching the history of assemblage, the basics of assemblage construction, and some focus points to keep your project on track.
Have you ever wanted to do assemblage but feel like you do not have enough stuff? That has never been a problem for Gary, so he is offering an assemblage workshop where EVERYTHING YOU WILL NEED is going to be provided. Gary hopes you will walk into this workshop with nothing and allow the materials he provides to inspire you.
You will be able to select a base/frame for your project from Gary’s stash, find a core central object, and then learn how to build an assemblage by selecting from Gary’s collection of weird odds and ends. You will learn how to attach objects together and decorate them into a unified work of art. The goal is an assemblage work made from found objects that tells a story. The three days should allow for more than one project to be started if not completed.
Throughout the class there will be time built in to share ideas, review our work, and learn from fellow participants. Optional workshop time 7-10 pm Friday and Saturday.
Gary will bring: Tools, attaching materials, glues, paints and stuff, stuff, and more stuff.
Class size 16
Level Beginner and above
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