Saturday, April 29, 2017

Getting Ready for Class!


Hand washed spanish moss; doll arms.
Mixed media assemblage utilizes some
strange supplies!



I've been busy getting the optional kits ready for my Artful Gathering class, "Of Spent and Aged Things." In the process, I've washed and dried spanish moss, soaked pinecones, twigs and sweetgum pods in vinegar water, baked them in the oven, and poured multiple pairs of doll arms. Assemblage art utilizes all types of materials as art supplies, and I'm constantly learning about ways to prepare different items to make them suitable for use. I'm thrilled to be able to share this class, and excited that it will be presented by Artful Gathering - a respected, quality online learning venue. The class information is as follows:












S1-123 Of Spent and Aged Things: Reclaiming the Abandoned 
Penny McDonald
Session One: June 6 – July 17 
Tuition $110

Do you collect things? The strange, the discarded, the old? Have you ever wondered how you could use these wonderful items in your artwork? Do you dream of moving beyond the flat canvas and into the third dimension? Join me in “Of Spent and Aged Things: Reclaiming the Abandoned” this summer on Artful Gathering.

You will learn to use epoxy clay, texture, textiles and paint to meld numerous disparate found objects into one unique, darkly whimsical work of art: your own nature inspired cage doll.
This class is suitable for all levels of students from the beginner to the experienced. I will take you on a mixed media assemblage journey; guiding you step by step through the process - from finding “found objects,” to demonstrating tools and construction methods, to texturing and painting techniques.

I’m so excited to share the transformational process and experience of mixed media assemblage with you. Come with me and create something you may have never before dreamed possible! 


Optional Add-Ons: 

Kit: Yes. Kit will be offered directly through your instructor while supplies last. 
DVD version available at close of workshop, at student value price, for students only.

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Penny. Your class sounds perfect!!!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. That means so much coming from you!

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Getting Ready for Class!

Hand washed spanish moss; doll arms. Mixed media assemblage utilizes some strange supplies! I've been busy getting the optional ...