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On being an art student


Tilly Losch by Joseph Cornell
For the first time in nearly 20 years (yikes!) I attended a fine art class this week. The three day class is called 'Inspired by Joseph Cornell' and is being run at the Mary Ward Centre, London. Cornell was an American artist who created assemblage art in boxes. He was untrained (which, given the date of my last art class provided some comfort!) and created very interesting collections of ephemera.
Day one consisted of a powerpoint looking at some of his work and then starting to put together our own boxes. We will also be visiting the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition, which prompted the course in the first place, to see some of his work.
Some of my fellow students came very well prepared, having already visited the exhibition. One student brought along these ceramic dolls to use in her assemblage. Is it me or do these kind of dolls always look creepy?!

Ceramic dolls
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