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Instructor Jesse Hickman will show adult students how to make, or begin constructing, a two or three dimensional object with wood. The class begins with an overview of artists’ assemblages that he has found inspiring to prompt students to think and see beyond their current context and experience. Completing a wood assemblage that you can hang on your wall or display on your coffee table when you get home from this class is not the goal of this workshop – but for students to return home, thinking and seeing differently than they have before, confident and excited about creating works on their own.
Students Bring: Wood, scrap wood is great and too much is better than too little. A surface, two or three dimensional, to attach your assemblage to. An assortment of fasteners and adhesives. Hand tools for cutting and assembling such as a jigsaw, hand saws, hammer, screwdriver, drill. Jesse Hickman will bring a small assortment of scrap wood and some tools. Wear work clothes, and bring any safety gear that you feel necessary, goggles, face shield, ear protectors, dust mask. Mostly, bring an open mind.
Instructor: In the late 80’s, Hickman began making minimal abstract paintings and sculpture. This self-taught work earned Hickman the first of his two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants. Work from this period was included in exhibitions at the Bemis Foundation, Rose Art Museum, the Renaissance Society and multiple gallery exhibitions. Hickman’s work is in numerous public, private and corporate collections, and has been in nearly 100 solo and group exhibitions. Hickman received a second Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2015. Jessehickman.com
Class Cost: $50 GAAC members, $65 nonmembers.