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Awesome Assemblage Art

Learn about positive and negative space while using cardboard and small found objects to create an original assemblage sculpture that features both 2D and 3D qualities.

Image: Louise Nevelson (American, Ukrainian, 1900—1988), Untitled, 1985, wood and black paint. Museum purchase with funds provided by the James F. Dicke Family. 2003.7

Required materials

  • small shallow cardboard box
  • cardboard scraps
  • scissors
  • masking or duct tape
  • glue (or hot glue gun)
  • acrylic or tempera paint
  • scrap newspaper
  • paintbrushes
  • paint palette (or wax paper)
  • small found objects such as buttons, knobs, nuts, or bolts, etc.

Optional materials

  • spray paint

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