Building your vision from Scratch (and other materials)
August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014| Register: $595
If you’ve ever seen an X-ray of a Degas sculpture BEFORE bronze casting, in its original form, the form Degas built and encased in wax, you know he created his masterpieces from what we today call “mixed media.” To add bulk, shape, expression to his figures, he used any number of unusual materials– clay, fabric, glue, wood, plaster, wire–as he saw fit.
This course proceeds in the same spirit. Utilizing an array of materials, you will build a work of good size, a freestanding three-dimensional sculpture.
Your first task will be to imagine or conceptualize what that sculpture will be. There are no limits! You’ll take your idea through a series of drawings and models in clay before launching into the final piece. You’ll learn to analyze and deconstruct forms so that you can recreate them with mastery.
My task as your instructor will be to shepherd each participant through his or her process, sharing an array of techniques I have discovered working in my own studio. My aim will be to encourage experimentation, invention and discovery—so that you come away empowered to make art that embodies your deepest, most daring and original vision.