visiting lecturer workshops: TALM, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Tours, France
le bol renvensé du ciel (the up-turned bowl of the sky)
This 4 day workshop was an invitation to students to develop a sensorial relationship with the world outside of the self.
Working from nature, without the filter of photography or other images the students translate their observations of fragments of sky into drawing and painting (egg tempera) and ultimately in clay. The objective is not to create an object or symbol but to to attempt to render material and tangible, their relationship with an exterior phenomenon that’s experienced through all the senses.
Drawing, painting, modelling in clay from both of these, then drawing again from their 3D clay sculpture, this workshops initiated first year students into the notion of process.
This workshop also proposes an approach to viewing artworks both contemporary and art-historical, through the lense of spatial representation under a variety of themes.
- depth and space – Constable sky studies
- convexity and concavity in contemporary painting : Andrew Seto, Deborah Rosenthal, Elizabeth Blackadder, Leon Kossoff
- the Baroque : Ascensions and Domes
- fragments v details: Didier Macel
- integrating fluid forms and movement : Norbert Pragenberg, Phillip Guston, Ai Weiwei, Clemence Van Lunen,
- from drawing to low relief : Raymond Mason
- integrating our own presence: Bonnard