Recycled Assemblage Art
Some artists create art with found or discarded objects.
American sculptor, Louis Nevelson collected wood scraps from the street and furniture factories.
She assembled them to make art. She called herself “the original recycler.”
Her sculptures are called assemblages. An assemblage is a grouping of objects.
For the 1st step, collect things from your recycling bin like small boxes, bottle caps, corks, etc.
For the 2nd step try rearranging your things in different ways until you create something you like.
Will you make a figure? Feel free to add dried pasta, buttons, popsicle stick, shells, beads, etc.
Can you make more than one? Be sure to photograph each assemblage.
Can you make a car or a train?
For the 3rd step glue assemblage on a piece of cardboard. Let it dry overnight.
Paint your assemblage in one color, like Louise Nevelson. A one color painting is “monochromatic.”
You can use nontoxic house paint, acrylic or tempera paint. Any color will do.
Paint every part, including the background. Let it dry. You can paint a second layer on top.
Nevelson used one color to show lots of shadows. Do you notice the many shadows above?
Take a picture of your assemblage and post it in your Teams Art channel.
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