Morphed: A 3 day Intensive Assemblage Workshop with Thomas Ashman & Leighanna Light, Taos NM, July 15-17

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Morphed: A 3 day Intensive Assemblage Workshop with Thomas Ashman & Leighanna Light, Taos NM, July 15-17

650.00

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.-Confucius

To “morph” is to change, or be changed, in form, appearance, character, structure, nature, or condition. Not a bad description of what we’ll be doing in this 3 day assemblage workshop. We’ll start by collecting a bunch of bits, a pile of pieces, and whole slew of stuff & nonsense, and then “morphing” it all into an awesome work of assemblage art! While creating a unique sculptural piece, students will be learning to arrange, build, combine, alter, paint, drill, carve, torch, cut, bend, attach, connect, sculpt, and more to all sorts of different materials!
We will teach you how to create fabulous faces and molds, leaf printing, how to use the Dremel, and several techniques to create and re-create unique elements for your assemblage that you just can’t buy or find.
Your creations will be as unique as you are, and as crazy as you dare to be. Half human half duck? Why not? A horse with wings? Too easy! A bird with legs? Bring it on! Nothing is too far out there! Gather up some good old junk, and idea or two & hold on to your knickers, it’s going to be a wild ride! (Sorry, Tom made me add that!)

*This workshop is limited to 8 students

The cost of this workshop is $600.00 if registered before May 15th, $650 for registrations after May 15th. Cost of the workshop includes….
3 full workshop days with 2 instructors
All lunches, snacks & drinks
Most supplies
1/2 day optional field trip on Tuesday morning
Free & unlimited Lily pets!

Friday night get together at Tom & Leighanna's for dessert & an arty movie under the stars

For your convenience, we will be setting up a Facebook group for those who register. Tom & I will be available to answer questions and it will be a private group where you can connect with other students to share ideas, lodging, carpool & swap supplies.

Once registered we will send out a comprehensive list of our favorite places to see, stay & dine.

Supplies Provided:
-All tools
-Protection: Dust mask / rubber gloves
-Coverings: gesso / paint / surfacer
-Fastening Hardware: nuts / bolts / washers / screws / nails
-Building supplies: Wood / dowels / metal rods / chain
-Finishes: Glue / Patina
-Other materials: Wire / metal scraps
-Some found objects, we have been diligently de-junking specifically for this workshop!
    
Please Bring:
-An open mind, positive attitude and some mischievous energy!

-A vision of what you would like to learn & accomplish. Or at least a general idea of what you’d like to build (animal, toy, human figure, abstract shape, or whatever...just arrive with some “goals”.)  Since many of us have different approaches to this, we will have an in depth conversation about this in class.

-Magic Sculpt or Aves 2-part epoxy clay (1lb. should suffice, but bring however much you think you’ll use). You are welcome to have this shipped to our studio ahead of time.

-If you have a set of favorite basic hand tools, feel free to bring them. If not, we’ll have plenty of everything to share.

-Interesting found objects for body parts: Think arms, legs, tail, hair, hats, hands, feet, bodies, legs, eyes….

-Other interesting found objects that we sometimes use include…
Skulls, bones, teeth
Dolls & doll parts
Broken toy pieces
Old kitchen utensils
Wooden boxes
Wooden ducks or toys
Beads, broken jewelry, antique goodies
-WHATEVER ELSE!

 

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F YOU REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS AND NEED TO CANCEL AFTER JUNE 15th, NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ANY REASON, NO EXCEPTIONS.
PLEASE READ ENTIRE CANCELLATION POLICY BEFORE REGISTERING

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Instructors make travel plans, purchase supplies, make kits & secure a workshop space far in advance. Last minute cancellations may cause cancellation of the workshop if the minimum is not met.
We understand that situations can arise, causing a change of plans. Most of the time last minute cancellations are are unavoidable & unplanned. We sympathize when this occurs, however it is not possible for us to favor one circumstance over another, so we must maintain a standard policy for all and with no exceptions. A minimum of 5 students are needed to run the workshop & we reserve the right to cancel workshops that do not meet minimum student registration. You will receive a full refund if the minimum is not met.
Cancellations before 6/15, your money will be refunded minus a $10 fee to cover the credit card transaction. Cancellations after 6/15- NO money will be refunded. You may transfer your registration to another person, please contact me with the new name & email.

By registering for this workshop you are agreeing to comply with our cancellation policy.