Autobiographical Box

Patrick LoCicero is featured in numerous galleries across the country as well as in important private and public collections internationally including The Dayton Art Museum, The San Francisco Legion of Honor, Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Trinity University, Oregon Health Sciences University, The University of Washington Medical Center, The San Francisco International Airport, The California LEF Foundation, and Croner International, Paris France as well as the Dicke Family Collection in Ohio and the Sarah Berger Family Collection in Delmar, CA. In addition, he has done numerous commissions for multinational companies. His work has been reviewed in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, Art News, Art Week, Nashville Arts Magazine and Arts ltd. He has been awarded a Maryland State Arts Award and a San Francisco Artist Relocation grant. He received BFA from The Ohio State University and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is currently adjunct faculty at Cornish College of the Arts and an instructor at Gage Academy of Art.
Saturday, Sunday
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
Various suggested materials needed for class.

NOTE: You do not need all listed. The following are suggestions that are relevant or pertinent to your own art piece depending on what you as the artist want to communicate with the viewer.

  • A box or container for creating your piece, i.e. hat box, cigar box, suitcase, wooden box, tin box or homemade container made out of any material deemed personally relevant
  • Paints (acrylic or oil and the appropriate mediums)
  • Pencils, oil sticks, pastels, etc
  • Various ephemera (collage materials of all kinds), see separate collage list
  • Bailing wire, small personal objects, pictures
  • Natural elements (pine cones, dirt, leaves, feathers, grass,shells,nests, etc.). Family heirlooms that can be used

I will provide various tools, mediums, varnishes, adhesives, jig saw, orbital sander, and misc. supplies.

A 10$ lab fee depending on the number of students registered.
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The following is a list of suggested collage materials, you can use some of these or add to them, please know we will be doing a piece that illustrates or conveys a significant event in your life
using Metaphor as the means of communication.

  • Old Art reproductions
  • Engravings
  • Posters
  • Bills
  • Receipts
  • Price tags
  • Labels
  • Catalogs
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Comic strips
  • Greeting cards
  • Corrugated card board
  • Packing materials
  • Diaries
  • Journals
  • Dress patterns
  • Sheet music
  • Foil papers
  • Wall paper
  • Letters
  • Envelopes
  • Postcards
  • Stamps
  • Maps
  • Dried leaves, flowers
  • Travel folders
  • Photographs
  • Playing cards
  • Shopping bags
  • Ticket stubs
  • Programs
  • Tissue paper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Pages from old books
  • Cloth
We will explore and develop autobiographical dioramas that record our past and present experiences through a variety of media. Using found objects, collage, and sculptural elements, we will create three-dimensional art pieces that break the boundaries of craft, drawing, painting, and sculpture.