What could be more fun than combining all of our favorite things and working within a box format? Mixed-Media Assemblage explores collage, drawing, altering photos, painting, altered found objects, storytelling, composition and more!
I’ll share with you all the techniques and tricks and tips that I’ve learned working in assemblage. It is so much fun… from finding the perfect box to laying down and collaging a background to altering photos and found objects, to attaching and gluing and to special little ways I have developed to make your work finished, framed and ready to hang on the wall.
This class is all about YOU, and using your voice to make things that make your heart sing! You will play the “pieces-parts” game, which is fantastic way of seeing how many fresh combinations that you can come up with. If you have a fabulous stash of found objects and old photos, this is the perfect project, if you need more, it’s a great excuse to go “on the hunt!” We will work with “found” boxes and/or cradled wood panels.
Please join us for an artistic, mixed-media romp chock full of encouragement, learning, sharing, play, imagination, exploration and most of all fun!
Lesson 1: The Hunt & Preparing Your Box
The hunt for boxes is always fun, find some additional pieces and parts while you are at it!
Lesson 2: Design Your Piece
Here is where we begin to play with your pieces and parts and make fresh combinations.
Lesson 3: Collage Your Background
Great way to begin a piece using time tested collage techniques for gluing and aging.
Lesson 4: Altering Pieces & Parts
Time to make it your own by altering elements and making things work. Storytelling will take place at this stage as well.
Lesson 5: Gluing & Final Touches
Let’s tweak all the little things and glue everything in place, an important step.
Lesson 6: Presentation
Let’s give it the big finish! Time to wire the back and hang your work on the wall! Adding plexiglass will finish everything and make all you do look fantastic.