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Going 3D – Explorations in Alternative Surfaces and Forms - In Person

4 Session Evening Studio Arts Course

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 6:30 p.m.to Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 9:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00FZ
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Materials for this program

  1. COVID-19 Policy for In-Person Classes (updated 4/26/22)

By Sharon Robinson

For millennia, assemblage has been an art form used across cultures and in contexts from religious to abstract. Experiment with this mixed-media form as you create tactile pieces working with wood panels and boxes. Explore ways to enshrine personal mementos, objects, photos, and other materials in a three-dimensional format that can stand alone or be wall mounted. Draw inspiration from traditional religious iconography, historic resources, and folk art, as well as works by artists such as Joseph Cornell, Louise Nevelson, Kurt Schwitters, and Betye Saar.

Choose from a wide range of materials to use as embellishments, including papers, fabric, paint, metal, charms, wire, beads, and found objects. The addition of doors, lighting, and other features is optional.

Note: In-person programs are not recorded.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Sharon Robinson.
  • 4 sessions, 2.5 hours each
  • This studio arts program is in-person. CDC and Smithsonian COVID-19 guidelines in effect at the time of the program will be followed.
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)