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THE HAND OF PROTECTION -Assemblage Art 3 day workshop & optional 4th day

 Instructor: Michael deMeng

3 day workshop, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 3, 4 & 5  9:30 - 4:30  
Add an optional 4th day, Monday, May 6, 9:30 - 4:30


Ever since I was young, I’ve been drawn to the image of the hand with an eye in the palm.  I can trace my interest to the film, “the Golden Voyage of Sinbad” , filmed in Dynarama, where there was a woman with an eye tattooed on her hand.  After seeing the film, I actually drew eyes on my hands with magic markers for several weeks and if I could have gotten a tattoo, I totally would have.  What is this symbol that I was/am so smitten with?  It is called the Eye of Fatima, also known as the Hand of Miriam or the Chamsah. It is a symbol used to ward off the “evil eye”.   

In this class we are going to make sure no bad mumbo jumbo comes your way by creating a protective eye reliquary using a variety of found objects and the process of assemblage.   Get ready for a bit of civil-eye-zation…I know, I know…maybe we should be building reliquaries to ward off my bad puns.

Materials provided by student:  Click on this link for the complete list of supplies    Supply list for The Hand of Fatima

Materials provided by instructor:  Dremel, Drills and other tools.

Expected ability Level: Beginners welcome, no experience necessary.

Class fee:
3 DAY CLASS, ASA members: $325, Non members:$340
Optional 4th day, ASA members $110, Non members $115

Number of Students: Minimum 10 / Maximum 17

Friday, May 03, 2024, 9:30 AM until Monday, May 6, 2024, 4:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
ASA Classroom
620 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR  97367

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Michele Lindsley
602-619-7723 (p)
Jeanette Mahoney
Classes & Workshops
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Thursday, April 04, 2024 at 9:00 PM
Cancellation Policy:
If a student cancels their registration, more than
30 days before class begins, a cancellation fee of $5 for ASA will be charged. If a student cancels 30 days or less before the class begins, no refund of will be made.
If one or more classes in a series are missed due to student absence no refund will be made. Make up sessions will not be offered.
ASA will make every effort to conduct classes as scheduled. ASA will attempt to remain open during inclement weather. If necessity requires, ASA will cancel classes and studio activities whenever local school closures occur. If ASA cancels a class for any reason: A full refund of class registration fees will be made.
ASA will make every effort to notify students of class cancellations.
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Three day workshop - May 3, 4 & 5 The Hand of Protection
Extra day of workshop - The Hand of Protection, May 6