In this one-day workshop you can make an art box, small shrine and a mixed media fold out book using the techniques of assemblage, collage and mixed media.
More about the workshop:
The materials that you bring will guide you into your 3D works. You can set a theme/s to work with or just allow things to happen of their own accord. I will bring examples of my own works to discuss how they were made. This workshop is suitable for beginners onwards. Some suggestions:
· COLLAGE BOX: for these you need to bring magazine cut outs, old artworks on paper, textured and thin papers, texts, photocopies of photos to cut up. This is a good one to start with. Collage boxes are great fun.
· ASSEMBLAGE BOX: small found objects of your choice to glue, collage materials as above, small and larger boxes, bric- a- brac. This is great for a 3D assemblage.
· SHRINE BOX : it can be a shrine to a pet, person or place or a religious theme. A shrine is many things to many people. Depending on what theme you want to work with look for materials to bring that will facilitate in the works. For a travel shrine bring one large empty match box.
· DIORAMA: for this you need a theme and your paints and brushes and some small found objects or figures to glue in in front of your painted background.
· BOOK: a small fold out book can be made using collage or mixed media of your choice. These are simple books so you could make more than one on the day. If using mixed media bring some paints, brushes, and drawing materials of your choice.
What participants should bring:
· Boxes of your choice to work with such as cardboard, wood, cigar box or vintage box. Boxes can be found at $2 shops, Big W and shops such as Mr Pickwicks in Katoomba. Cigar boxes can be found at antique shops and often the Victory Theatre in Blackheath. A small shrine needs a LARGE empty match box.
· Magazine collage materials or old artworks on paper.
· Found objects and bric a brac.
· A large UHU glue stick, SHARP scissors, nail scissors, tweezers for small pieces.
· Lead pencil and drawing materials.
· Paints and brushes.
· Ruler (metal if you have one).
· Disposable gloves and an old shirt or apron.
The studio has kitchen facilities with tea and coffee available. You can bring your own lunch or buy lunch from a choice of cafes near the studio in Blackheath.
What materials will be supplied (by gold coin donation)
· Paper for the small books will be provided
· Wood glue for found objects
About the tutor
Jan Melville is a printmaker, collagist, book and assemblage artist. She has been teaching and making art for over 25 years in both Sydney, Regional NSW and Overseas. Her most recent box assemblage work has been selected for the exhibition Portraits 23 at The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in 2023. Website:www.janmelvilleprintmaker.weebly.com
COVID protocols apply to all BAS workshops
l Do not attend the studio if you are sick or unwell. If you are required to cancel at the last minute due to illness that you suspect may be COVID 19-related, a full refund will be given.
l Feel free to mask up if you wish. It is not mandatory at BAS.
THERE IS A LIMIT OF 10 PARTICIPANTS.
ONLY PAID APPLICATIONS RECEIVED ON THIS FORM WILL BE ACCEPTED BUT VACANCIES MAY BE FILLED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE AT BAS' DISCRETION.
WORKSHOP PLACES WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR CANCELLATIONS MADE AFTER THE CLOSING DATE, OR FOR ABSENCE FROM ALL OR PART OF THE WORKSHOP. WORKSHOPS MAY BE CANCELLED IF NUMBERS ARE INSUFFICIENT.
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