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Sculpture

Assemblage Art (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON
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Assemblage Art (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON

$225

with Colleen O’Donnell

Calendar Current session started May 26, 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

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Assemblage by CE student Diane Bjornstad

Collage & Assemblage (ONLINE)
Registration Unavailable

Collage & Assemblage (ONLINE)

$225

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Current session started May 29, 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 1

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Steve Nocella, House Construction, mixed media

Group Critique with James Toogood (ONLINE) IN 747JT

$95

with James Toogood

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 25, 2021 at 9 am

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 2 register by:  June 11

Session 3 register by:  June 18

Image: James Toogood with students

Assemblage Art (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON

$225

with Colleen O’Donnell

Calendar Next available session starts 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

Register by:  June 25

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

$225

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Next available session starts 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.

Register by:  June 25

Materials List : Nocella Collage & Assemblage Section 2

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Steve Nocella, House Construction, mixed media





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