This course is designed to strengthen and expand your art-making skills and ideas through a creative exploration of traditional and unconventional materials. We will focus on the endless possibilities of combining such materials and mediums as film, rubbish, household goods, writing and photographs with painting, drawing and sculpture. Sound, gravity and magnetism can also be incorporated into projects. Broad suggested assignments are given to kick-start your thinking. Experimentation and failure are encouraged. Through group and individual critiques we will examine the universal and personal signification of the materials, how those can change in combination and how they can help define your interests and form a unique voice. We will also look at the ways collage, assemblage and installation have developed to expand your critical vocabulary and give you a sense of where your work fits in this history. This course is appropriate for all ranges of experience, from beginners to advanced students. NOTE: Please bring notepaper and five objects selected at random to the first session. Access to the SVA Sculpture Center is not included.
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