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Sculpture

Mondays

Sculpture in Practice

SCULPTURE_OPEN_LIFECourse Code: D1701S50
Tutors: Lynne Abrahamson
Dates: Mondays, 18th September – 27th November 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Weeks: 10
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

The purpose of this course is to give students an opportunity to explore a wide range of sculptural form, language, materials and processes. Throughout the class the tutor supports each student individually to develop their own approach, exploring a wide range of materials and techniques or focusing on a particular area of interest.
For students who wish to explore materials, or are unsure about which materials to use for their ideas, there is a core course. This core course follows a number of structured exercises that enable students to experiment with different materials and processes. When working from the model, the emphasis of the exercises is to create sculpture using a life model as reference, rather than doing a technical study of a model.
However, students do not have to follow the core course and can work on their own projects in this class.
The availability of a life-model allows students to use the human form to express emotion, energy or character and question what the human form/body means to them as a source of artistic inspiration. This in turn leads to a more developed understanding of how to use all sculptural form (figurative or abstract) and to understand the subtlety needed when choosing the appropriate formal language, materials and processes to best express their sculptural ideas. All of these aspects will equally be covered as structural/compositional principles to suit their needs should the student not wish to use the model as reference.
The tutor will carefully take students through a creative process, with structured guidance in the creative and technical processes. Students are free to create sculptures at any scale and in the material of their choice. This programme is an important opportunity to develop the skills to create sculptures that have expression as well as being technically accomplished.

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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Thursdays

Techniques of Figure Sculpture

SCULPTURE_OPEN_LIFECourse Code: D1701S20
Tutor: Laura Postle
Dates: Thursdays, 21st September – 30th November 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Weeks: 10
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

This course offers students an opportunity to work in clay whilst studying directly from the life model; combining modelling skills and creativity with anatomical knowledge. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced sculptors, this 10 week course will enable students to sculpt the full figure on a half-life scale.
Through learning various techniques in observation, measurement and plumbing, students will understand the essentials of construction as well as the importance of capturing gesture and proportion. More advanced students will have the opportunity to push in a more personal direction; with the potential to produce larger scaled and more specific work, such as a torso.

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Interacting with Space, Body & Motion

SCULPTURE_OPEN_LIFECourse Code: D1701C101
Tutor: Lynn Dennison, Aphra Shemza, Fritha Jenkins, Rebecca Glover & CJ Mahony
Dates: Thursdays, 21st September – 30th November 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Weeks: 10
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

This Course is a fantastic opportunity to work with a range of experienced tutors and aims to teach the skills in 3 main areas of Creative Practice:
1. Spatial Installation- Encompassing different approaches of exploration of space and site through installation art; including immersive sculpture, ephemeral and site specific installation, land art and public art
2. Durational and Kinetic Practice looking at mechanical skills such as light, sound, sensors, moving components etc., to form interactive installations and non digital time based practice.
3. Performance Art – Introducing the key elements of time, space, the body and audience through performance
There will then be time to develop projects in any or a mix of these areas- honing and developing new skills and understanding and developing creative ideas, culminating in some finished works.

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