Upcoming Fine Art Classes
Fine Art Department
Instructor: Susan Spencer & Michael Wilson
During this two-day workshop we will explore the art of assemblage by creating individual artworks that are rich in color and texture and complex in composition. We will age paper and objects creating an atmosphere of greater interest and cohesiveness.
While we work, we will informally visit the art of historic assemblage artists to better understand what this art form is about and view works of some current assemblage artists who are being recognized for their works.
By the second day, we will discuss composition, glues and attachments and some tools of the trade. Our pieces will take shape using objects and all that ‘stuff’ that magically transforms.
At the end of this class, in addition to completing an assemblage piece, students will have the foundation to feel comfortable creating assemblage pieces and have a pocketful of techniques that will help them meet challenges of creating in this enigmatic art form.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Son of a well-known artist and animator, Michael studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he also owned and operated a small gallery in downtown Pasadena called The Upstairs Gallery, which featured works of contemporary art.
Migrating north to the Mendocino Coast Michael met independent local artist Susan and both became immersed in the study of assemblage art.
They currently focus on continuing creating art with found objects and building an inclusive community where all forms of art and creativity flourish.
TUITION & FEES
There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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