Found Assemblage Sculpture

In in online class students will learn the history and tradition of working with found objects throughout various movements, including but not limited to Surrealist Objects and Land Art. Students will be presented with a weekly prompt and encouraged to use found objects in new ways. There will be a focus on technical aspects of combining objects and ideas such as balance and composition within work.

Special Notes
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

What you will learn:

  • The historical and contemporary practice of found assemblage sculpture

  • Technique of joining and combining found materials

  • Composition in 3D form

Suggested supplies:

  • Various types of glue (5 minute epoxy, Crazy glue, Elmer’s White glue)

  • Thread and needle

  • Small nails

  • Hammer

  • Pliers

  • Wire (aluminum, copper, or steel)

  • Various objects of interest

  • An email will be sent prior to each class outlining the theme for the week, allowing students to gather objects from their homes ahead of time