Adult (age 16+), In Person, Mansa K. Mussa, Yard School of Art, Workshops, Mixed Media

Embellished Cigar Box Upcycling

11:00 am
2:00 pm

Cigar boxes are often singular works of art that feature distinctive text and graphics from the cigar makers country of origin. The boxes, ruggedly constructed to withstand the rigors of time and travel, are discarded after the cigars are gone.

This workshop, ReCycle, ReClaim & ReBrand, focuses on re-creating cigar boxes with collage and assemblage techniques. Participants will utilize scrapbook paper, wallpaper samples, and three-dimensional objects of art to ReDefine the box into a vessel of treasure on the inside and out. One of the challenges of this workshop will be to retain elements of the origin design while creating something totally unique.

The finished product becomes an exquisite composition capable containing pens, pencils, buttons, and the small items of your hearts content.

If you're having trouble registering or want to register after a class starts, please call Susan at 973-259-5139 or email at [email protected]

Member Price
$55
Non-Member Price
$69
Event Type
Workshops
Event Format
In Person
Special Pricing Info

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Ages
Adult (age 16+)
Medium
Mixed Media
Priority Registration
Open Registration
Instructor

Mansa K. Mussa

Mansa K. Mussa is a visual artist, arts educator, curator, and arts consultant. As a photographer, the native of Newark, New Jersey, has been using the camera to document “the unfolding of human events” in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, Central America, and Europe for forty-four years. His photographs and collages have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibits since 1974. They have also been published in several books, including the landmark Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present.

During the past five years, he has developed a technique of digital photography he refers to as “iPadology.” In essence, it utilizes the iPad to create a series of abstract digital photographic images. The pictures are then edited with photo apps to produce optical illusions that can be printed on paper, fabric, and metal.

The goal is to layer the photographic image with broad strokes and small flourishes, and to combine the image with portraits, text, and geometric shapes to design a new form of ExpressiveArts.