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with artist & sculptor Liz Lescault
3D Collage, Assemblage, Shadow Boxes and Sculpture: Expanding the Horizons of Collage
Self-Discovery through Collage
In our May session, we will explore the art of 3D collage and further delve into the possibilities of assemblage, putting together found objects, both manufactured and organic, whole, or bits and pieces. Assemblage combines everyday materials in new and surprising ways. Assemblages are often designed to fit in shadow boxes or other open containers but can also be created as free standing sculpture. Come and make either three dimensional collage or assemblage. (See suggestions for materials below).
Throughout the session we will share our inspirations, the progression of our work and how it relates to our personal experiences.
Art Lab is designed so that anyone, both novices and experienced artists, can join all or just one of the sessions offered even though new material will be presented in each session.
Those who attend are encouraged to do whatever they wish to do in the session. I will toss out ideas but I encourage you make art in any way that suits you.
Art Lab is about making art as well as the different ways we experience art and how it affects us. We will integrate movement and playful sharing into our art making experience sharing insights, joys and concerns.
You are invited to come to one, some or all of the workshops as the spirit moves you.
*any collage materials and supplies you may already have will work just as well for this project; the materials suggested below are just some of my favorites.
- Images or printed materials and photographs from any source, including text
- Found or everyday objects (some ideas): thread, buttons, string, lace, ribbon, sand, fabric, beads, cotton, feathers, seeds, yarn, old jewelry, broken pieces of ceramic, manufactured objects, organic matter
- Crescent collage boards: www.dickblick.com/products/crescent-collage-boards/, and/or Ampersand Gessobords or wood panels: DickBlick.com
- Boxes, or any open container: candy boxes, drawers, old picture frames, etc.
- Suggested: SINGER 00557 4-1/2-Inch ProSeries Detail Scissors with Nano Tip, Teal (Amazon Smile)
- Glue stick (for standard collage on paper)
- Suggested: UHU Stic – Clear Glue Stick (Amazon Smile)
- Elmer’s glue (for standard collage on paper or other flat surfaces)
- Glue gun and/or Rockler Cyanoacrylate Quick-Set Medium Adhesive for assemblage (Amazon) for assemblage
- Paints or any other medium you feel is appropriate for your needs
Art Lab will be offered monthly on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:00pm ET.
Participants are encouraged to drop-in for any session – new themes and projects will be introduced each month.
This hands-on workshop series is for novices and experienced artists.
Suggested Donation: $15
About Liz Lescault
Liz Lescault, a visual artist and sculptor, has practiced and taught art for over 40 years. Liz is also a Coordinator of the DC InterPlay Metro Region, is a certified leader and a member of the DC InterPlay Board. She leads Open Gathering days for InterPlay DC and organizes and leads workshops regionally and nationally online and in person. Liz has been leading Art Lab both for Smith Center for the Healing Arts, for the Phillips Collection and for InterPlay internationally.
Formerly, Liz, was a hotline crisis counselor, for various suicide prevention lifelines and The Trevor Project providing help for LGBTQ youth in crisis and the Prince Georges County Homeless Hotline.
Liz has also led InterPlay for elders with chronic illness and cognitive disabilities at Iona Senior Center in Washington DC.
Liz melds her art, teaching, guidance and personal philosophy with InterPlay wisdom, tools and forms.
B.S., Psychology, Drew University, Madison, NJ
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, British Techniques of Open Education
Studied watercolor at WICE, an international arts and cultural association in Paris, France