Make a Scene
As we all celebrate the welcoming signs of spring, the Jansen Art Center Jewelry Studio is proud to present this artistic, creative, reflective project involving a shadow box.
From Judi, Jewelry Studio Head at the J:
“The idea came from a memory that I hold dear as a second grader. We were to use a shoebox and create a scene inside the box. Once finished, holes were punctured from the top and sides to let in light. Another large hole was inserted on one side for viewing the scene. I chose to make a winter scene with a skater on an ice rink. I found this project to be so much fun and even magical.”
Exhibit Dates: July 14–October 15
Everyone is invited to Make a Scene! All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in this DIY, on-your-own activity. For a $15 submission fee, display your scene in our exhibit at the J and a virtual exhibit online.
- Find or construct a “shadow box”
Maximum size is 10″ x 12″. You can found many, many boxes at places like Goodwill and Value Village near the frame area. Michaels and art supply stores carry boxes as well.
- Create a scene of your choice inside the frame.
Use any materials or objects for your scene such as paper, material, metal, paint, clay, wood, plastic, etc. Anything goes!
- Decorate and embellish the frame and outside of your box.
Don’t forget to consider all viewing angles.
- Register at the button below
Name your creation, set a price if you plan on selling it, include a photo of your work to be featured in the virtual exhibit, and a paragraph/artist statement about your work.