Our young artist classes are designed to be fun, age appropriate, and full of meaningful art skills and knowledge. American sculptor, Louise Nevelson, is best known for making incredible sculpture assemblages from found objects, pieces of wood trim, and other items found in the trash. She arranged these in interesting compositions and painted them a singular color to create visual unity. Using Louise Nevelson as inspiration, students will make their own assemblages from their favorite found objects and used items. A plastic toy, match box car, broken pieces of jewelry, buttons, bottle caps, things you might have in an old junk drawer…Come with your own loot or you can rummage through ours. Students will learn about Nevelson, then design and make their own piece to take home. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to turn ordinary junk into a unique work of art.
Limited to 10 students.
What to Bring:
Bring a smock or old shirt
Found objects for your sculpture (buttons, shells, small bottles, old toys, junk drawer items, bottle caps, etc.) We will also have plenty of things on hand that you can use as well.
About the instructor:
Susanne Bowling has been an art educator for over 20 years, working with both children and adults.
Her greatest desire is to see others engage with their innate creativity and find fulfillment in visual art making. Susanne loves to travel and always grabs an opportunity to visit art museums. She teaches art to middle schoolers and also facilitates art workshops on a wide range of art mediums such as watercolor, acrylic, oil, printmaking, mosaics, murals, collage and textiles. She and her husband have three grown children and all live in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Assemblage by Louise Nevelson