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Art with Found Objects

What is art with a found object? Exactly what it sounds like! The concept of creating art with items that are found out in nature or just around a house. It is a way to use what’s already there and bring something to its full potential, or make it into something that means more to the artist.

This is a great way to recycle and use an unconventional canvas to create something truly unique!

Students in this workshop have two options: find their own item and bring it in or choose from the many objects that we will have laid out. We will provide all paint and brushes, plus there will be creative pieces laid out all around the room for you to draw inspiration from.

Pictured below are examples from the instructor, Bruce Campbell. A simple piece of rusty metal, a stone, and a piece of plywood that would have been thrown out are all now gallery worthy pieces of art.

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Ages 15 and up

Led by artist Bruce Campbell, who for 30+ years showed his art in galleries in Boulder, Denver, Breckenridge, Aspen, Taos and Los Angeles. He has an installation on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, designed a stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, won Best of Show at the Beaver Creek Arts Festival, had a solo exhibition at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, and has been profiled in Southwest Art Magazine. He has led workshops at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and at Thornton and Skyline High Schools.

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$40 MoA Members

$50 Non-Members

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Apr 16 2023


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Museum of Art Fort Collins
Museum of Art Fort Collins
Museum of Art Fort Collins, Fort Collins, Colorado


Museum of Art Fort Collins
(970) 482-2787
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