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Michael DeMeng Workshop – August 25 & 26, 2013

Michael DeMeng Lady of RustNew York’s most audacious and beloved assemblage artist will be making a rare west coast visit this August to teach “The Patron Saint of Discarded Things”, a 2-day workshop, on beautiful San Juan Island – just before he heads off to Europe to teach.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to be inspired by Michael’s unique approach to mixed media art-making. Even if mixed media isn’t your chosen art medium, this workshop is sure to get your creative juices flowing and the techniques you learn will easily transfer to your other artistic journeys.

In this class you’ll create a found object patron saint or deity that will aid in your artistic endeavors of finding and recreating with discarded things. Using some sort of structure to build on (such as an iron, a shoe, a phone, a shadow box…just about anything) we will create a place for our effigy to watch over our undertakings. This shrine will be filled with all sorts of unusual elements as adornment, but will also serve as a place to add future bits of randomness.
This workshop promises to fill up fast, so don’t wait too long to register – plus, there’s a pretty nifty discount if you register early! If you’d like to send a deposit to hold your space, call Jan Murphy, 360 298-2195 or email

Admission: Workshop Price: $350/person; after July 15 – $400/person; includes lunch both days

Date & Time: August 25 & 26, 2013, 9:00 to 4:00

Location: San Juan Island Grange in Friday Harbor

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