San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Learn to discern the aesthetics hidden in common objects around you. The course will begin with a 45 min. lecture on the history of found object art, beginning with Marcel Duchamp and showing other works throughout the 20th century. Also in the power point will be examples of instructor’s (Joe Kewin) found wood mixed media creations from 2013.
Working with instructor, you will explore your own creativity as you learn to work with found objects, wood, shop tools, paint, magazines, markers, glue, xacto knives, etc. You will make an abstract "painting" by blending media and using multiple tools to collage materials and make a vivid visual overload two dimensional work of art on the found wood.
Four courses, three hours each with the following schedule:
- Tuesday, March 4th 6-9pm
- Wednesday, March 5th 6-9pm
- Tuesday, March 11th 6-9pm
- Wednesday, March 12th 6-9pm
Who is this for?
Anyone with a desire to create! Artists of all skill levels, even complete novices are encouraged to attend.
The found wood will be provided by instructor to work on; similar to a blank canvas that is changing the identity of an object. You will receive a full critique of your finished project.
What to Bring
- Pad of paper (to sketch on)
- Old magazines (to collage with)
- Elmer's type white glue
- Several brushes from small to 2" wide
- 1 roll of 1" wide masking tape
- Set of acrylic paints, small tubes of each color
- 5 to 10 paper cups for paint mixing
- And your favorite alternatives of mixed media
Mr. Kewin's instructional concept is similarly non-traditional as he strives to interact with each student to experiment with his/her aesthetic style. He does not disregard the importance of traditional, mimetic art. Instead, he seeks to lead students past this form in an exploration of the self as well as the ideas of art.
His work can be seen at Joekewin.com
When & Where
The Rochester Makerspace is a nonprofit community workshop and art studio located near downtown at 850 St. Paul Street. We're here to encourage learning, creativity and collaboration by providing low-cost and free access to sophisticated tools, offering a wide variety of classes, and by providing opportunities for “makers,” artists and craftspersons of all kinds to meet and interact with each other.
In addition to the classes and events listed on this page we also invite to attend the following activities, which do not require registration or a ticket:
Every Thursday Night from 6 to 9:30 PM - Weekly Community Night & Open House.
You are invited to come and use the Rochester Makerspace for free. Bring something to make or work on, help with a group project, or just come to meet other "makers" and see what we have to offer. (Sorry, but nonmembers can not use our wood or machine shops because of insurance issues.)
Every Thursday Night from 6:30 until 9:00 PM - Rochester Stained Glass Meetup
Learn how to work with stained glass or bring a project to work on if you already know how. We have lots of tools and grinders and enough supplies to teach you the basics. We also usually have an instructor. Free.
Every Thursday Night from 7 until 9:30 PM - Microcontrollers & Robotics Meetup
Work on your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone projects with other users of these small inexpensive computers. All skills level are welcome and you don't need to be a member. We'll help you by sharing our knowledge and experience.
A family membership currently costs $40 per month and it gives you access to these tools and other tools every day from 8 AM to 10 PM.
A woodworking shop with a new SawStop professional cabinet table saw, a new Rikon Deluxe 14-inch bandsaw, a Jet 6-inch planer, a Grizzly 15-inch thickness planer, a chop saw, a drill press, two scroll saws, a central dust collection system, and an air filtration unit.
Two Solidoodle 3D printers.
An electronics bench with oscilloscopes, power supplies, soldering irons, and more.
A Computer Lab
Stained glass grinders and tools
Bike Repair Station
Workspace and work tables