Assemblage workshop with Shirley Irons

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.

A workshop participant creates a self-portrait using assemblage

A workshop participant creates a self-portrait using assemblage

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.

MPS alumnus Sarah Amiel (2010)

MPS alumnus Sarah Amiel (2010)

 

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