Learn and apply skills in all facets of creating 3-D Collage Boxes that reflect personality. In the workshop students will work
- Further exploring and experimenting with the language of symbolism of an individual object or assemblage of objects as we interpret or convey their meaning within a cultural or multicultural context.
- Measuring, cutting and creating divisions in a shadow box using Balsa, Bass woods and glue.
- Exploring various bonding materials and techniques to permanently attach different objects in the shadow box when desired.
- Intuitively and rationally composing 3-D collages with personal mementos in prefabricated wood and/or cardboard boxes.
- Learning the technique and use of tools to cut glass panels and cleaning them to fit into the shadow box.
- Collage making, painting or varnishing completed shadow boxes.These materials will be provided to students in this Workshop: A wood box, a cardboard box, Bass and Balsa woods, various types of glue, clear glass, paints and miscellaneous objects for their shadow boxes.
Students will do prior to the workshop:
- On line research on Joseph Cornell’s shadow/memory boxes for inspiration and construction design.
- Select a topic or subject to develop their shadow boxes such as family, pets, vacation, career, hobbies, nature, etc.
- Explore the universal language of symbolism by selectively collecting a wide variety of small personal items to be displayed in shadow boxes such as photographs, postage stamps, maps, postcards, paper currency, poems, fabrics, lace, coins, souvenirs, keys, glasses, animal plastic models, toys, pottery, jewelry, miniature furniture and/or books, compass, pocket or wrist watches, scientific instruments, lenses, prisms, gyroscopes, weigh scales, protractors, and natural items such as dry flowers, feathers, birds’ nests, seashells, twigs, sand, pebbles, etc.
- Bring a wood box or boxes of their own (optional).