Using Alfonso Ossorio as our inspiration, we created little Ossorio Assemblages on cardboard for drop-in-art at the OKCMOA in June.
Assemblage in art is a 3-D composition put together with found objects...or in our case an odd variety of purchased item you can get at a hardware store, craft store or dollar store.
I laid out the items in assembly line fashion for the kids to choose their objects.
electrical items from hardware store
random plastic toys I bought at a dollar store.
Recycle! So many things to save lids for!
CAUTION: We did use glue guns to assemble our pieces for instant hold. Parents and I were there to assist younger children. You could use a craft glue and wait for your piece to dry, but it just may not hold some of the items.
To take this project further you could paint a small canvas or board and lay your objects on top of it.
We had a great time and here are some of the finished pieces!
You will need: -background piece of heavy cardboard, wood, canvas etc. to assemble pieces on -fun objects either made or found! -hot glue -imagination!
Wife, Mom, Artist and Education Coordinator at City Arts Center. I believe art is a child's first written language. They have a creative spirit and imagination others tend to lose as they grow up. Many famous artists have tried to duplicate the way children paint and draw knowing that children have a true artistic bravery, unafraid and unabashed. I have the wonderful opportunity to share art with children and watch this process unfold. It truly is magical.