Assemblage is a style of art that uses, or “assembles”, found objects to create a 3-D work of art. You can create your own assemblage sculpture inspired by artist Louise Nevelson (see below) using objects you find in your own home!
- Cardboard (cut into a circle, oval, rectangle or square)
- Glue (liquid glue works best)
- Paint palette (we use paper plates)
- Small objects
- These can be anything, as long as you can glue it to your cardboard. You might use things like bottle caps, buttons, clothespins, q-tips, string, or beads. The goal is to create as many different textures as possible on your cardboard.
- We recommend laying out your objects on your cardboard first before gluing so you can find a design you like.
- Once you’ve settled on your design, you can glue down each piece.
- When the glue has dried, you can paint your 3-D assemblage. Louise Nevelson’s assemblages were typically monochromatic – which means using one color. You can get creative with the color(s) you choose though!