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Sculpture

Mondays

Creative Sculpture in the Life Room

SCULPTURE_OPEN_LIFECourse Code: D1602S50
Tutors: Lynne Abrahamson
Dates: Mondays, 9th January – 20th March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Weeks: 10
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

This course uses the life model as the starting point to explore and develop a wide range of sculptural forms, materials and processes. Although there will be a model, this is not a purely figurative course. The aim is to teach students to use the human form to express emotion, energy or character and question what the human form/body means to them. Students can make an installation, do a performance piece, make something figurative or more abstract, thinking about the context or environment in which the art is placed as well as the art object itself. Throughout the course the tutor supports each student individually to develop their own approach and particular area of interest.

Lynne Abrahamson works in a mixture of mediums but specialises in sculptural ceramics, textiles and mixed media. As well studying having studied at Central St Martins and The Art Academy Lynne also has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from University college, Dublin. Psychological themes are a major part of Lynne’s art practice.

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Tuesdays

Site Specific Sculpture

SCULPTURE_OPEN_LIFECourse Code: D1602S05
Tutors: Julian Wild
Dates: Tuesdays, 10th January – 21st March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Weeks: 10
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

This course is designed to help students have the vision, skills, confidence and understanding to produce large-scale sculpture which make a real contribution to the public realm. Students will gain an understanding of the lineage of Site Specific Sculpture, asking how space is structured and how objects can work within space? Students will develop their skills creating sculptural and architectural forms and language. Three distinct sites will be chosen, for which each student will create a seperate series of designs. The inspiration for the sculpture should arise from non-formal aspects of the site i.e. history, social demographic, etc.

Julian Wild is a UK based sculptor. He has taken part in public outdoor group exhibitions such as Sculpture in The City and and in Beyond Limits at Chatsworth House. He is vice-President of The Royal British Society of Sculptors and a Director of ForumArts.

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Thursdays

Techniques of Figure Sculpture

SCULPTURE_OPEN_LIFECourse Code: D1602S20
Tutor: Jessica Wetherly & TBC
Dates: Thursdays, 12th January – 23rd March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Weeks: 10
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

This course offers students an opportunity to work from a life model in clay. Beginners will be shown a step by step approach to figure modelling and work with more advanced students to push their work forward in their own way. This is an opportunity to build a firm foundation of modelling skills, whilst thinking creatively and exploring different styles of sculpture in clay from archaic to modern eras. Later in the course, students will produce larger pieces in clay inspired by the Modernist era and the Renaissance of Primitive Art. There will be an option to have the piece hollowed and fired after the end of the course, for collection of approximately 6-8 weeks later for a fee. Students will complete a minimum of 3 sculptures that do not have the expense of moulding and casting.

Jessica Wetherly has developed a practice that works in transition across drawing, sculpture and installation. She trained at The Art Academy and Central St. Martins and has practised with a variety of international sculptors. She has exhibited at a number of national exhibitions and demonstrations, as well as Public and Private Commissions.

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Kinetic Art

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Course Code: D1602S52
Tutor: Aphra Shemza, Sean Malikides & Tom Wilkinson
Dates: Thursdays, 12th January – 23rd March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Weeks: 10
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

This Kinetic Course is designed for students to develop the skills, the prcesses and the creative ideas to create pieces of Kinetic Art. As this is a very broad area of creative work, the course will cover a broad sweep of skills and approaches. including working in metal, wood and plastics, use of motors, sensors, light and digital components. Materials explored will be both natural and man-made, and can include living material and the artists themselves. The inclusion of elements of motion and change (e.g. mechanical, light, sound, decay, time based media) creates ‘kinetic art work’. There are 3 exceptional tutors teaching on this course, all specialists in their field of kinetic art and this course is a fanstaic oppotunity to develop some skills needed for kinetic work, see the possibilities in this current and exciting field and develop your own personal piece of kinetic art.

Aphra Shemza is a London based artist who works with multi-media, light art, kinetic sculpture and interactive installation. Her work focuses on abstract, geometric and scientific research and often involves technology to translate these concepts to an interactive audience. Since gaining her BA from Middlesex in 2012, she has exhibited work with Kinetica Museum and the Lights of Soho gallery.

Tom Wilkinson’s work explores aspects of perceptual art. He uses wind power and electric motors to play with persistence of vision and kinetic energy and draws inspiration from physics and metaphysics.
Tom Wilkinson is co founder of the public art group Arts Republic and is associate lecturer at UAL Wimbledon School of Art in Technical Arts and Special Effects.

Sean Malikides is a Melbourne based artist/engineer who’s work exists at the intersection of art, science and technology. His work focuses on the nature of human interaction, experimenting with electrically responsive devices, of light, motion and sound. After completing his robotics engineering degree in 2015, Sean has also contributed to a number of educational programs, running the ‘Spatial Lab’ interactive architecture program at Monash University (2016) and founding the robotics program at the John Monash Science School, Melbourne (2014 – 2015).

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