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Constructed Sculptures

$765.00 $689.00

Early fee ends 10 December 2018

Mon-Fri 21 to 25 Jan, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Anita Larkin

Create exciting sculptural forms from collected and discarded objects, and learn basic assemblage techniques such as screwing, gluing, riveting, modelling and joining.

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Description

Term: Summer School Week 2 2019
Start Date: 21 Jan 2019
End Date: 25 Jan 2019
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 5
Teacher: Anita Larkin

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Age:16 and over
Early Fee: $689.00
Early Concession Fee: $655.00
Location: National Art School
Availability: Available

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Create exciting sculptural forms from collected and discarded objects, and learn basic assemblage techniques such as screwing, gluing, riveting, modelling and joining. Anita Larkin shows you what makes a constructed sculpture more than just the sum of its parts, and how to create rich narratives by joining disparate objects together. Students will bring in their own found objects and learn various methods of joining them together using hand tool skills. Anita discusses the historical and conceptual development of found object artworks and demonstrates various methodologies for creating sculptures that are engaging for the viewer. You will learn basic skills for assemblage, including screwing, gluing and pinning to create a strong, seamless join; riveting and shaping of soft metals; making your own rivets using metal tubing; modelling of objects with builder’s bog; and joining objects using polyurethane resin. This is a week of alchemy, of animating the inanimate, of creating stories and sculptures out of discarded objects.

teacher profile

Anita Larkin has been working in the mediums of handmade felt, bronze and collected objects since 1993. Represented by Defiance Gallery, Sydney, she has a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Sydney College of the Arts. Anita’s textile sculptures have been shown in the Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, the Museo del Tessuto, Italy, the Blake Prize, the International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Sculptural Felt International and the 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial. She has taught felt-making and sculpture for 20 years. Visit her website at www.anitalarkin.com

materials list

Found Objects

You need to bring a selection of found objects to make into sculptures. Things such as wooden parts, plastic toys, aluminum or copper metal items, electrical parts, wire, objects from op shops and garage sales, fabrics, branches, bones. Anything that you find interesting and you think may be able to be transformed into something else, is useful for making sculpture. Please choose objects that you can easily drill into or easily cut to make assemblage successful. Things with holes in them already are also useful.

Additional materials

  • Paper, pencil, measuring rule, fine tip permanent marker/pen.
  • Safety glasses and dust mask, marked with your name on them.
  • If you already have a Dremel (and its fittings) or similar multi-tool, please bring this along
  • A piece of old wood or ply board approximately 50x50cm (for a work surface) and a clamp to hold it to the table.

The National Art School Sculpture Department will supply all other equipment such as drills, vices, clamps, hammers, saws, screwdrivers, sandpaper, etc.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential.

 

 

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