SANCTUM OF THE FORGOTTEN TUNE
Thursday May 2 and Friday 3, May 2019
Over the years I have acquired many interesting bits and pieces of discarded goodies, but I have to admit that some of the most interesting of them were musical instruments. Usually by the time I get them all the melodies of their past lives have long faded; old trumpets, violins, oboes, and guitars are just dusty shells destined for a corner in the attic.
Or… perhaps, not… one thing I have noticed about musical instruments, is that the old life never really leaves them. The brass, the mahogany, and ivory, though marked, still have a voice…though perhaps it is not a voice that can be heard…but rather seen.
In this class, you will bring old discarded instruments, and we will retune them…not to play music…but so that they speak as a visual art form. Using the process of assemblage you will alter and/or combine broken violins, piano keys, trumpets, etc. and give them a new beginning as a shrine or sculpture. Music to your eyes.
Extra Credit: You get bonus points if your sanctum is able to make noise!!!
- Old instrument or instrument parts to build a shrine from. You could either:
- Attach instrument parts to some structure like a box or cabinet, and then attach the horns parts, oboe parts to the structure itself
- You use the instrument itself as the structure (i.e. you could use an old violin or old guitar as the main structure)
- A variety of other found objects to adorn the structure with. Could be anything from dollies to clock parts to other doodads.
- Aves Apoxy Clay
- E6000 and or WeldBond (less toxic than E6000)
- Acrylic Paints
- Titanium White
- Carbon or Mars Black
- Quinacridone Gold
- Quinacridone Crimson
- Pthalo Green
- Optional Paints
- Anthraquinone Blue
- Van Dyke Brown
- Green Gold
- Nickel Azo Yellow
- Pthalo Blue
- Permanent Maroon
- Transparent Brown Iron Oxide
- Brushes – cheap bristle brushes and detail brushes
- Optional Items –
- Dremel with cutoff wheel
- Heat gun