Assisted Ready-Made: Workshop with Steve Beverage

Assisted Ready-Made
Workshop with Steve Beverage

In collaboration with the current exhibition at The Dali Museum:
Dali/Duchamp. February 10, 2018 – May 27, 2018



  • Introductory lecture/presentation and information session:
    • Saturday, April 14, 2018. 4pm-5pm. The Dali Museum, Will Raymund Theater
  • Making session. Choose from 2 workshop dates:
    • Saturday, April 28, 2018. 1pm-5pm. Morean Arts Center, Classroom 101.
    • OR
    • Saturday, May 12, 2018. 1pm-5pm. Morean Arts Center, Classroom 101.
  • Final project critique:
    • Saturday, May 26, 2018. 10am-12pm. Morean Arts Center, Classroom 101.


LECTURE DESCRIPTION (April 14, 2018 @ The Dali Museum, Will Raymund Theater)

Join Steve Beverage for an engaging discussion regarding the history of the readymade, surrealist object and other relevant contemporary approaches to sculptural artmaking. The presentation will examine the influence that Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dali have on past and current artists, and focus on identifying useful strategies for creating assisted readymade sculptures.

The presentation and information session at The Dali on Saturday, April 14 will be geared toward those registered for the workshop, but will be free and open to the public as well. If we haven’t yet sold out and you are on the fence about registering for the workshop, attend the presentation first and the register for the workshop by 5pm, Friday April 20.


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION (choose either: April 28 or May 12, 2018 @ Morean Arts Center)

In partnership with The Dali Museum and in celebration of their current special exhibition, Dali/Duchamp (Feb 10 – May 27, 2018), the Morean Arts Center is hosting a workshop dedicated to exploring Marcel Duchamp’s idea of the “Ready-Made”. What does it mean to strip an everyday object of its utilitarian purpose and render it purely artistic instead? If Duchamp were working today, how might his Ready-Mades look? What mundane objects might catch his eye, and how might he disassemble and reconfigure said objects for the purposes of Art? In this hands-on workshop, you will create your own assisted Ready-Made.

Steve Beverage, local artist and art educator, will guide workshop registrants through this exercise in conceptual art. Participants will first attend a presentation by Steve, held at The Dali Museum, on the history of the Ready-Made (April 14). He will speak to the nature of the project ahead, and will make suggestions of materials to gather and use. Registrants will then disperse to collect objects (you are responsible for the acquisition of your own materials; basic tools and supplemental materials will be provided). Then, on 1 of 2 available date options (April 28 or May 12), registrants will enter the classroom to “remake” their collected objects, supervised and assisted by Mr. Beverage. Finally, everyone will reconvene with completed projects in-hand for a final critique session held at the Morean Arts Center (May 26).


Limited to 8 registrants per workshop date (16 total).

Cost: $60 Members / $70 NonMembers
$10 discount for Members of the Morean Arts Center & Members of The Dali Museum.
Morean Members: discount available online or over the phone.
Dali Members: discount available ONLY over the phone, please call 727-822-7872 ext 2121.

Registration includes 1 admission to the “Dali/Duchamp” exhibition at the Dali Museum–MUST attend on Saturday, April 14, prior to Steve’s introductory presentation at 4pm.

For assistance, please call 727-822-7872 ext 2121.

Instructor Biography


Steve Beverage is a painter and sculptor. He received his MFA in studio art from USF in 2000 and had his first solo exhibition in 2006. He has been making art and teaching in the Tampa Bay area for the past 18 years. He was a full-time faculty member at the Art Institute of Tampa and has taught at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota and the Morean Arts Center in St Petersburg.

He is currently a faculty member at Pinellas County Center for the Arts where he teaches Advanced Placement Drawing and Art History.

Visit his website at