Make a Scene
A creative challenge from the Jewelry Studio at the J
Scenes Due: Thursday, July 1
Exhibit Opens: Thursday, July 8
Everyone is invited to Make a Scene! All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in this DIY, on-your-own activity. There is no cost to participate and finished projects will be displayed in an in-person 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.
Drop off your completed Scenes to the Jansen Art Center by Thursday, July 1
The exhibit will open in person and virtually on Thursday, July 8
As we all celebrate the welcoming signs of spring, the Jansen Art Center Jewelry Studio is proud to present ‘Make a Scene’ – an 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.
Using this concept, select a frame with adequate depth to construct a scene depicting an image reflecting a thought, feeling, memory, image from this past year. We have all certainly have been restricted and confined due to the virus. What was it like for you?