Many contemporary artists reference ideas and organizing strategies from museums and science collections. Some artists mimic the museum experience, others are invited to work with museum collections and do interventions as curations on-site. These works subvert and ask questions about the very nature of collecting and collections.
In this workshop, we will take inspiration from the history of museums and collecting; from the wunderkammer, or cabinet of curiosities. This museum will be a personal dreamscape, like walking in the unconscious.
We will create a miniature museum of the self, using a wide range of intriguing and eccentric assemblage and collage materials. Imagery will be drawn from a wide range of sources; from our own personal histories to poetic arrangements and surrealist junk store juxtapositions.
We will transform materials such as photo imagery and text, fabric, beads, natural objects and other oddities and build them into miniature museums using miniature bottles, test tubes, small boxes, sets of photographs and cards. Collage and assemblage processes such as cutting, folding, recombination and arrangement will be explored as well as painting, drawing and mixed media techniques.
Base Tuition: $290 + Materials Fee: $30 = Total: $320Notes: Some prior collage experience is suggested