Explore the objects of our everyday and investigate their impact on our lives and the world at large. Dissect the power things have in our lives while building a unique field guide of drawings, research, writings, sculpture, photography and more.
In this course, we will explore the objects of our everyday and investigate their impact on our lives and the world at large. We will trace the source of the invention, design, material and manufacture, as well as sociopolitical circumstances of each source country/region.
Students will explore everyday objects and investigate their impact on their environments and the world at large. We will trace the source of the invention, design, material and manufacture, as well as the social, cultural, geographic and political circumstances of each.
Through a combination of independent research, readings and creative exercises in writing, drawing, collage and sculpture (think 3D collage), students will respond to objects/products and materials found outside and at home. After choosing common daily objects, students will reflect on and dissect the power “things” have over us, and make art out of ideas and the objects they find. A final project or exhibit will be produced.
During COVID, we are arranging for a basic art package to be available to students as needed. If your student needs one, please email The Know firstname.lastname@example.org and Register by September 23. For immediate inquiries contact Meg Hunnewell at 917-710-0050.
Material Matters: Found Objects and Mixed Media Art
Instructor: Sadie Sheldon
Course Times: Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30 PM Sundays 10 AM - 12 PM Eastern Standard Time
Wednesday, November 11th - Sunday December 20th
Contact:email@example.com or call 917-710-0050
Access to the Internet, a computer and headset or smartphone required.
All assignments can be accomplished with a smart phone.
Sadie Sheldon is a multimedia artist based in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a member of the Aquarium Collective and Majaks Theatre, as well as an MFA graduate from Tulane University. Her immersive installations reflect our rapidly changing landscape, magnifying the effects of post-consumer materials and plastics on the natural world. Sourcing materials from the city in which it’s created, her works explore community identity from the things we leave behind.