Assemblage may be best known as the art form made famous by Robert Rauschenberg in the 1950s. But this trash-to-treasure approach to art-making actually dates back to Picasso’s cubist constructions, 3D works he started making in 1912.
The Art History: Enjoy a micro-lecture on assemblage artists from the twentieth century to today—including Kurt Schwitters and California-based artists George Herms and Betye Saar.
The Art-Making: Take a stab at assembling your own collection of disparate elements. Materials include wood, plastic, fabric, wire, metal, and everyday ephemera to include in your assemblage artwork.
Art materials, beer, wine and snacks are included with the purchase of a workshop ticket, and all proceeds go to educational programming at ICA LA.