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Tortured Hearts Assemblage
with Steve Parmelee

Spend a day at Black Barn immersed in the creative building process with a local master of assemblage art.

Steve Parmelee is an award-winning assemblage artist, and an obsessive collector who expresses narratives through found-object sculptural works. His work is regularly exhibited at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Seattle area galleries, and studio tours, and he is a member of the artist's cooperative Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo.


Sunday February 11th10:00am - 4:00pm

$195 + $20 material fee

This workshop is full - email us if you wish to be on a waiting list

Tortured Hearts Steve Parmelee Assemblage Art Workshop Black Barn Fine Art Studio
Heart Assemblage art by Steve Parmelee Black Barn Fine Art Studio
Heart made of motorcycle gas tanks by Assemblage Artist Steve Parmelee Black Barn Fine Art
Tortured Hearts Steve Parmelee Assemblage Art Workshop Black Barn Fine Art Studio

What to get your heart set on in this workshop

In this class we’ll rip, nail, stab, break, burn, screw, grind wood, metal & glass discarded heart-shaped items for twisted valentines. This one-day workshop will serve as an introduction to assemblage art materials, tools, tales and techniques. Assemblage art is creating 3D collage/sculpture with repurposed items and found objects. Materials will be provided to experiment with the concepts and techniques including curating, composition, fastening, hanging and finishing.

Steve Parmelee Assemblage Art
Steve Parmelee in his studio

Steve Parmelee

Making Connections


What makes Steve Parmelee's work extraordinary is his ability to tell stories through his work. When you view his work, you realize it's saying something very special. Sometimes it can be open to interpretation, but the story is front and center. The power of the work is at the intersection of the stories of the individual objects, that when brought together, tell a whole new narrative.

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