Collections, Materials, Placement, and Meaning Workshop

PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline is Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Experiment with materials and different kinds of arrangements within the limitation of a found structure. This workshop presents an incredible opportunity to work with artist Lauren Fensterstock, whose sculptures are features in the exhibition, Ruptures. Explore the obvious and latent meanings of material choices. What do paper, wood, crushed steel, paint on canvas, tin toys, or fabric communicate?

Visit the exhibition Ruptures and the Art Center’s permanent collections as you consider how material choices affect meaning. Challenge yourself to take your thought process a step further as you think about different kinds of collections. Learn about wonder cabinets, natural history collections, surrealist collage, and modern assemblage.
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18 / 1 – 4 pm

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Attendance Disclaimer

Please note that if you apply and are accepted into this workshop, you will be required to attend every class day from Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18 for the full duration of the class from 1 – 4 pm. This is a limited special opportunity without time for makeups; the artist is visiting only for this one-week workshop. Failure to attend all five days of the workshop may cause you to not be considered for future special workshops at the Des Moines Art Center.

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