A three-week course in clay relief-making. How many different types of surface are there? What are their qualities? When we open our eyes to the nature of surfaces, learn to see, understand and create them, we can enrich our own sculptural practice and understanding of the forms in the world. This is a three-week full-time course that will look at 2-dimensional surfaces in sculpture and then apply what is learnt to making large scale artistic clay reliefs. It provides an introduction to sculpture, working with clay to teach new ways of seeing and creating. During the course, we will learn how to recognise the features of different surfaces, their typology, their mathematical structure, their inner qualities and the feelings each one evokes within us. We will understand how to bring this consciously into the artistic realm and learn to paint with them by observing how the light works with clay. In the first week, students are invited to work with clay in different ways, seeing the ...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
Nick studied engineering before graduating from the Emerson School of Sculpture. He worked with John Wilkes designing Flowform water features for 21 year and also taught wood and stone carving at Emerson and modelling at Tobias School of Art. Nick is passionate about sculpture and helping students find their creative voice with and through their material. In this course he invites us to explore the relationship between surface and form which he sees as fundamental first step in the art of sculpture.
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