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Continuing Education at PAFA


Assemblage Art (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON


with Colleen O’Donnell

Calendar Current session started Jul 7, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

From the reclusive Joseph Cornell’s fantastical sculptures to Betye Saar’s complex revisioning of racist tropes, assemblage as a means of artistic expression could not be better suited for this time of social-distancing and tension. Assemblage intrinsically engages the unconscious while drawing on elements of design, whimsy, and chance to reflect a point of view and a moment in time. In this class, learn to transform everyday items, found objects, elements of nature, or memorabilia into three-dimensional sculpture and collage. Be guided through a different topic each week, delving into your own responses and ideas to create dramatic, humorous, emotional, and satirical works of art.

Learning Objectives:

  • Make something that has value and is relevant to our experiences in this challenging time.
  • Supportive feedback of your work in a group of fellow artists.
  • Experience the process of art making in 3 dimensions, working intuitively or with pre-planned drawings
  • Be introduced to the historical and contemporary innovators of Assemblage Art

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Registration Still Available

Materials List: O'Donnell SC 700EA_ON 2

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Assemblage by CE student Diane Bjornstad

Collage & Assemblage (ONLINE) SC 610CA_ON


with Steve Nocella

Calendar Current session started Jul 10, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Explore the expressive potential of collage for producing both aesthetic imagery and philosophical statements. Experiment with a variety of materials including drawing and painting media, paper, cardboard, fabric, metal, photographs, and found objects; and combine them using assorted fastening techniques such as gluing, nailing/screwing, or sewing. Stimulate your creativity by responding to assigned problems and prompts, and critically examine the resulting compositions as well as the implied ideas. Realize the tentative or "trial and error" nature of the collage process as a means to discover and learn, and ultimately affirm, your unique and individual aesthetic assertions.

Registration Still Available

Materials List : Nocella Collage & Assemblage Section 2

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements


Steve Nocella, House Construction, mixed media

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