Sculpture in Practice - D1701S50

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Monday, 18 Sep 2017 For 10 days

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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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