Students, alumni, and on-site supervisors visited the department yesterday for a free winter break techniques workshop led by Shirley Irons, an artist and SVA faculty member. Shirley introduced participants to history, concepts and techniques of assemblage, which is three-dimensional collage using found objects. In the first project, participants created assemblage self-portraits.
Next, participants worked with partners to create artwork based on a theme chosen by the collaborators. Below, MPS alumnus Sarah Amiel (2010) displays the piece she created with on-site supervisor Meredith Farrell. This piece reflects a New Year’s theme. Participants considered aspects of artwork display and viewer interaction as they positioned their creations around the studio for a group critique.