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Introduction to Assemblage (Kids 6-9 years old) with Benjamin Keirn

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - October 15 @ 6:00 pm

Introduction to Assemblage (Kids 6-9 years old) with Benjamin Keirn

6 Sessions Monday & Thursday afternoons (September 28-October 15) from 4-6 pm
$135 for CAE Members / $150 for non-members (this fee covers all supplies for all six class sessions.)

INTRODUCTION TO ASSEMBLAGE (using the philosophies of Louise Nevelson & Joseph Cornell)

This class will offer fun mixed-media project that allow students aged 6-9 years old to begin to understand the concepts of abstracted assemblage through hands on exploration. Composition components like balance, contrast, focus, motion, pattern, proportion, rhythm and unity will be discussed. Beginning with the Louise Nevelson idea of relief sculptures, students will assemble a series of found and recycled objects within a defined environment incorporating layering, texture and rhythm. The usage of these found objects reinforces the idea of up cycling and that disposable objects can be redefined as art. Once completed, they will be painted a monochromatic color of their choosing.

The second phase of this class will be building on the principles covered in the first exercise, assembling objects within a defined space, but this time taking the idea further in that the students will inject a narrative to their sculptures as Joseph Cornell did with his. Whether it be a fantastical dream, an effigy about their favorite pet/animal or a story they would like to visually tell, the approach will be to use spatial relationships and representational imagery in order to convey an imaginatory world set within a compartmentalized environment.

Class size is limited to 10students.A full list of Covid-19 procedures will be sent upon registration. Please check out our website for a complete list of our Covid-19 reopening policies.

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September 28 @ 4:00 pm
October 15 @ 6:00 pm
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Center for the Arts Evergreen
31880 Rocky Village Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439 United States


Center for the Arts Evergreen