1 week course || PAINTING 653 001 || 1 credit hour || Lab Fee: $50
This week-long class combines traditional collage concepts and paper construction styles to explore a structural approach to image and form using found imagery and materials. Deliberate or makeshift, there is a body of artist collage referencing the world of 3D objects such as paper toys, games, and packaging. Informed by the tradition of artists’ collage and assemblage work, including Eileen Agar, Romare Bearden, Joseph Cornell, Hannah Hoch, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Betye Saar and Kurt Schwitters, this class will explore and expand the possibilities of 3D structural imagery, function, utility, and content building. Students will employ traditional materials and tools such as bristol board, exacto knife, scissors, tape and glue, and a stockpile of colored papers, found images, other printed materials. Students will come away with a collection of meaningful objects that incorporate their personal vision and an expanded visual vocabulary.
Annalee Koehn is a Chicago-based artist and musician, and teaches at SAIC in the Designed Objects department. Her work is primarily structural, but spans disciplines and materials, sometimes defying categorization. Threads that run throughout are an exploration of physical and metaphorical properties of materials, cause-and-effect, and the interplay of form and function. Koehn’s work has been shown at Galerie POWERHOUSE, Montreal, the Chicago Cultural Center, Frederick Layton Gallery at MIAD, Vanderbilt University, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Illinois State Museum, Randolph Street Gallery and others, and she has multiple grants, awards and 8 US Patents. She earned her MFA from Louisiana State University and BFA from University of Illinois. Other teaching includes Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, West Virginia University, Oakton College, and traditional music and harmony singing at The Augusta Heritage Center.