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Sculpture

Assemblage Art (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON

$225

with Colleen O’Donnell

Calendar Next available session starts May 26, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

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

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: O'Donnell SC 700EA_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Assemblage by CE student Diane Bjornstad

Collage & Assemblage (ONLINE) Section 1

$225

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Next available session starts May 29, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

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.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List : Nocella Collage & Assemblage Section 1

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Steve Nocella, House Construction, mixed media

Mixed Media, Collage, Assemblages & Accumulations (ONLINE)

$195

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 7, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

From newspapers to toys and old clothes, artists use almost any materials for their works. This course will guide you through the endless variety of tools, adhesives and supports available, and how to select which will work best for you. This live Zoom class includes weekly presentations on a variety of subjects related to two- and three-dimensional mixed media, along with exhibition and storage strategies.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover materials used in mixed media.
  • Familiarize you with traditional and contemporary materials.
  • Investigate manual and power tools as well as the compatibility of materials and adhesives.
  • Delineate your ideas with the least possible interference from the materials.
  • Learn to construct simple and complex objects.
  • Know terms related to mixed media art. Identify what toxic materials are used by artists, how they are exposed.
  • Learn the risk factors, effects on our bodies, and safety measures.

Register by: May 14

Materials list: Ciambella IN 610CM_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

 

Zoom Technical Requirements

Group Critique with James Toogood (ONLINE) IN 747NJ

$95

with James Toogood

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 11, 2021 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Jun 25, 2021

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

Feeling isolated in your studio? Unsure of your next step? A group critique is an excellent means of both relieving artistic uncertainty and finding inspiration in the ideas and artwork of others in a supportive environment. Join noted artist and PAFA faculty James Toogood for supportive, non-judgmental feedback on your artwork while helping you to dispel feelings of self-criticism or discouragement. Learn to perceive doubt as a tantalizing entry for creative investigation rather than a destructive force.

NOTE: Each critique session will begin at 9 a.m.  Each student will receive a 30-minute critique minimum.

Session 1 register by:  June 4

Session 2 register by:  June 11

Session 3 regsiter by:  June 18

Image: James Toogood with students





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