Assemblage with Artist & Instructor Esther Siegel

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Assemblage with Artist & Instructor Esther Siegel
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September 17, 2022 10am – 1pm, Instruction

1pm – 3pm, Continue to Work

Ukiah Garden Club 1203 W. Clay Street Limited to 18 Participants

Workshop Fees:

$15 MCAA Members $35 Non-Members

Material Fee: None

Some materials will be supplied. A list of additional suggested materials will be emailed upon receiving reservation and fee.

Registrations:

Open Now for Members Non-Members September 5th Email or Text:
Kathleen Gordon-Burke

707 391-8469 katheen@mendocinoartassn.org


Assemblage: The art of assembling disparate elements, often everyday objects- scavenged by the artist or bought specially. It is an artistic form or medium usually created on a defined substrate that consists of three-dimensional elements projecting out from the substate. It is similar to collage. It is part of the visual arts, and it typically uses found objects, but is not limited to these materials.

“I put together found objects in a way that are pleasing to the eye, harmonious, and most interesting to myself and the viewer. Thus, I am a defined assemblage artist. Just as I have always enjoyed putting together ingredients in the kitchen to create, I love the alchemy of assembling unique combinations of objects in the studio facilitating their new perfect home”, Esther.

Possible items to embellish: Journal covers, picture frames, teapots, platters, small boxes, shadow boxes, small cabinets, masks, old books, old wooden musical instruments, wooden toys, old buckets, mirrors, trays. Embellish with vintage or favorite items, photos, papers, collage materials, rice paper, old pins, beads, acrylic paint if desired, Natural items such as shells, wood, moss. Lace, jewelry, buttons, beads, feathers, Milagros, toy parts, charms, pictures, chains, small tiles, thin wire, doll parts, old silverware, etc. Bring things to use or share.


“Esther Siegal is an artist of this form. She has provided instruction for several Mendocino County Art Association (MCAA) workshops and those who have participated return at every opportunity to learn various art projects from paper folded boxes, popup cards and now assemblage, offers Diana Stelle, President of the association.

Assemblage 101will offer a vast opportunity to find exciting subjects to assemble including journal covers, picture frames, teapots, platters, small boxes, shadow boxes, small cabinets, masks, old books, old wooden musical instruments, wooden toys, old buckets, mirrors, trays. Embellish these and anything you desire with vintage or favorite items, photos, papers, collage materials, rice paper, old pins, beads, acrylic paint if desired,Natural items such as shells, wood, moss, lace, jewelry, buttons, beads, feathers, Milagros, toy parts, charms, pictures, chains, small tiles, doll parts, old silverware are all embellishment possibilities. “Just about anything flat or three dimensional” says Esther.

Esther explains in her biography, “The human experience involves defining who we are and what we do. Finding the assemblage world gave me an unspoken permission to be an artist, without having the drawing and painting skill sets. I put together found objects in a way that are pleasing to the eye, harmonious, and most interesting to myself and the viewer. Thus, I am a defined assemblage artist. Just as I have always enjoyed putting together ingredients in the kitchen to create, I love the alchemy of assembling unique combinations of objects in the studio facilitating their new “perfect home”.

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