A hands-on approach is essential in this sculpture course, which enables you to explore the use of paper as a multifaceted and dynamic material used both by itself and in combination with other materials.
Paper can be folded, torn, cut, pulped, made, soaked, dyed, drawn on, or moulded, to name but a few of the processes possible with this ancient medium. During the course you will be introduced to and experiment with a range of processes and techniques designed to help you begin to investigate paper as a multifunctional, sculptural tool.
Focusing on sculptural form and object making, we will begin by looking at a number of key processes (including paper casting, basic folding and material combination), during quick, playful projects. These projects will give you the basic skills and techniques in manipulating paper through experimentation and demonstration.
You will discuss, experiment and develop methods of introducing other basic materials to your work to create multimedia pieces. You will also explore placement within the space, examining how it affects your understanding of the artwork.
Through discussion with your tutor and peers, and applying the skills and techniques you learnt earlier in the course, you will go on to develop your own sculptural work. This might be a single form or a series of related pieces.
By the end of the course you will have learnt a range of basic techniques and processes in the creation of paper-based sculpture. You will have a deeper understanding of how material combinations and placement can alter how you see art and have a new set of playful, experimental skills to take home and apply to your own work.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)