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Clay Wheel Body

$800.00

11 – 15 January 2021, Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm. Early Fee ends 7 December 2020
Dr Louise Boscacci

Are you curious about the materiality of clay and energised by the possibilities of making it flow on a turning wheel? For students who want to explore the interplay of clay, wheel and body to create unique forms with their physical capacities, imagination and ideas. Louise Boscacci demonstrates hands-on methods to use the wheel, with a focus on making objects, big pots and experimentation.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials

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Full Details

Term: Summer School Week One 2021
Start Date: 11 January 2021
End Date: 15 January 2021
Day: Monday to Friday
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 5

Teacher: Dr Louise Boscacci
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full Fee: $800.00
Early Fee: $725.00
Concession Fee: $765.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Overview

Are you curious about the materiality of clay and energised by the possibilities of making it flow on a turning wheel? For students of all levels of experience who want to explore the interplay of clay, wheel and body to create unique forms with their physical capacities, imagination and ideas. Louise Boscacci demonstrates new hands-on methods to use the wheel and other studio instruments with a focus on making objects, big pots or wild things and experimenting beyond what you think is possible to manifest individual compositions. She also introduces mark-making techniques, particularly clay inlays and textural renderings. Local found clays will become part of the creative encountering, and selected works will be fired to be collected at a later date.

Lecturer Profile

Louise Boscacci PhD is an artist and innovative educator in ceramics who has exhibited widely in Australia for the past two decades. She is an alumna of the National Art School in ceramics and photography. Her works can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Newcastle Art Gallery, Campbelltown Arts Centre, University of New South Wales and University of Wollongong, as well as private holdings in Australia, the UK, the USA and Hong Kong. She was a recipient of the Australia Council’s London Studio Residency in 2009–10, where she researched aspects of ancient and contemporary ceramics in England and Italy. In 2010 she was an invited Australian master artist at Clay Energy, Gulgong, the international ceramics event hosted by the late Dr Janet Mansfield and family. She explores the language of found local clays and combines clay with other media, such as sound, photography and video. Recent exhibitions include water objects – echoes: Louise Boscacci and Toni Warburton, 2017, The Cross Arts Projects, Sydney; Tell me about the wind, 2017, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney; and Postcards from the Anthropocene, 2017, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Visit her website at www.louiseboscacci.net.

ART MATERIALS

A Pottery Tool Kit – a pack of basic tools can be purchased at ceramics/ art supplies outlets. It should include a clay-cutting wire, basic turning tools, a small round sponge, several wooden shaping tools. (Widely available; check online for where).

Note: It is essential that you have your own throwing tools to work with this year because of Covid-19. We will not be able to share tools.

One large sponge (e.g. for car washing); old sponges are fine.
Ice cream container or similar for holding water at the wheel head
A regular bucket to carry and keep all in, and for clean-up use
An apron and a towel – pre-loved is fine
Any wooden throwing bats you already have
A small visual diary or notebook with pen/ pencil for drawing, taking notes.a water bottle for holding personal drinking water during the day is useful.

Come ready for a clay/ art studio! Smart phones can be used for taking photos of your own studio works.

PARKERS FINE ART SUPPLIES

Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email parkersartsupplies@aapt.net.au
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

STUDENT ACCESS TO NAS CAMPUS FOR PARKERS ART SUPPLIES

Students enrolled in the NAS Summer School who wish to visit Parkers Art Supplies are welcome to enter the campus from 11 December 2020.  There are strict Covid-19 protocols in place which must be followed:

  • Access is from 11-23 December 2020 and from 4 January onwards
  • Access is expressly for visiting Parkers Art Supplies (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 10am-2pm)
  • Entrance is via the Forbes St gate
  • Security guards will undertake Covid-19 protocols and check your name/course/program
  • Register with QR Code

We appreciate your adherence to the NAS Covid-19 protocols to ensure a safe and happy campus for all.

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.

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