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Totems & Trophies – Assemblage with Mandy Fariello – $70

September 23, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


PLEASE NOTE:  This is a TWO-Part Class.  You will need to attend on Saturday, September 23rd from 12-4PM AND Sunday, September 24th from 12-4PM

Join Mandy for 2 days of assemblage madness. We will combine what some people would consider junk into amazing trophies and statues. When was the last time you received a trophy? We will celebrate art and creativity and reward ourselves with a trophy created from found objects. On Day 1, we will concentrate on bringing all of your pieces together with glues, screws, wire and nails. On Day 2, we will learn painting techniques to bring all of your bits together.

There might even be a visit from Andy “Assemblage Engineer” Fariello.

Teacher-supplied materials: You can bring your own if you have them

  • Some Golden brand paints
  • Molding paste (also called modeling paste)
  • E6000 adhesive
  • Kroma Crackle
  • Aves Apoxie Clay
  • Power tools
  • Caulking
  • Wire, screws, nails
  • Some found bits to share


What to bring:

Now is the time to scour flea markets, yard sales, or the dollar store for your found objects that will be transformed into your totem or trophy. When finding your items try to think in 3 parts-base, vertical piece(s), and a topper. Metal, wood and plastic items will all work. It doesn’t matter if your items go together. We will transform them into a cohesive piece.

  • A base piece-Ex: cigar box, tin, hardcover book, wooden blocks
  • Something vertical 6-8”- Ex: Candlesticks, plastic gumball machine from the dollar store, metal pieces, wooden blocks
  • A topper. This would be the equivalent to the figure on top of sports trophies.
  • Toys or figurines.
  • Small bits of paper, photos and ephemera to decorate
  • Random doodads: interesting buttons, gears, jewelry, typewriter parts, light bulbs etc.
  • Paint brushes: a couple small detail brushes, and some cheap brushes (1/2 inch to 1 inch in size).
  • Specialty tools—e.g. dremel, heat gun—if you have them.
  • Acrylic paints in black and white.
  • Acrylic paints in other colors—if you have them.

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September 23, 2017
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Kim Parkinson


KEPT Creations
15 South Ave
Whitman, MA 02382 United States
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(781) 447-4010

 Please pre-register and prepay for all classes.  A 48 hour cancellation notice is required.

Supply list for all classes: Trimmer, Scissors, Tweezers, Adhesive, Glue Dots and Dimensional Tape.

See our complete class policy here.