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Assemblage Art (Online)


with Colleen O'Donnell

Calendar Current session started Nov 9, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Wednesdays, 6 – 8 pm 

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 

Image: Peggy O'Donnell, Majestic Labor, Clay, wood, wire, objects, 28" x 25" x 9"

Register by: November 4

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