Monster Mobiles
with Michael deMeng

Sunday, September 6, 2009 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Get ready to pop a wheelie. We're going for a wild ride. Get out all those Tonka trucks, Hot Wheels, Matchbox cars, because we are going to supe those suckers up with all sorts of found objects... especially dolls and other figurines. We'll be using a variety of assemblage techniques to transform everyday toy vehicles into cars with character... even appendages in some cases. Get ready to rev those art-making engines...Sunday... Sunday... Sunday... (say it three times with that Monster Truck voice), maybe we'll even race them!

Aves Apoxie Clay (1/4 lbs or more), a toy vehicle or two or three (could be anything with wheels), variety of toy parts, dolls parts, game parts, etc. (this could include anything from Hulk Hogan dolls to rubber chickens to model airplanes), variety of other found objects that might be interesting additions to the "deMented" toys (items like watch parts, gears, typewriter parts... just about anything, really), paint brushes (a couple small detail brushes, and some cheap brushes 1/2 inch to 1 inch in size), wire (a couple of different gauges), basic tools (pliers, scissors), paint (acrylic, preferably Golden brand, either fluid or heavy body will work: Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Nickel Azo Yellow, Black (Mars or Carbon), Titanium White, Pthalo Green (blue shade), Dioxazine Purple, Van Dyke Brown, Paynes Gray, Quinacridone Crimson), sand paper or sanding sponge, adhesives (Dap Kwik Seal for kitchen and bath - White, should say paintable or water base acrylic or latex, and E6000).

Optional paints: Interference Colors (blue, violet or any others), Iridescent colors (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Copper, etc.), Micaceous Iron Oxide.

Optional tools: heat gun, Dremel with cut off wheel and engraving bit.

(Michael deMeng) About Michael deMeng
My work is about transformations. It is about the transformation of the common into the sacred. Discarded materials find new and unexpected uses in my work; they are reassembled and conjoined with unlikely components, a form of rebirth from the ashes into new life and new meaning. These assemblages are metaphors for the evolutions and revolutions of existence: from life to death to rebirth, from new to old to renewed, from construction to destruction to reconstruction. These forms are examinations of the world in perpetual flux, where meaning and function are ever-changing.

Student Cancellation policy for this class: a refund will be available with 72-hour notice of cancellation. No refund when there is less than 72-hour notification; student will receive the class kit/instructor notes if applicable.

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