Anita Larkin has a special interest in the narrative associations that can be made from the found object and uses this as a beginning to develop sculptures. A small-scale sculpture provides an opportunity to gather a viewer in close to an artwork, providing an intimate personal experience, drawing attention to small surface details. This workshop will explore various simple mechanical methods of joining found objects together and skills needed in working with very diverse materials. This will include basic assemblage techniques, drilling, screwing, riveting, and using fillers to model shapes and to join objects. This is a workshop of creating alchemy, of animating the inanimate, of creating story and sculpture out of discarded objects.
STUDENTS TO BRING
- A pair of safety glasses, and you must wear enclosed shoes.
- Lunch and a drink.
- If you already have a Dremmel or similar Multi-tool please bring this along with its accessories.
- A selection of collected objects that interest you. (see below)
Things such as plastic and wooden toys, aluminium or copper or thin steel metal items, baking tins, electrical parts, wire, fabrics, small branches, found odds and ends with holes in them already are also very useful. Parts of things are fine they do not have to be whole. Anything that you find interesting and you think may be able to be transformed into something else, is useful for making sculpture. Please note: It is best that you choose objects that are easily drilled into and cut to make assemblage easier and quicker.
Note: Other materials and hand tools will be provided by the tutor. If you would like to work with your own hand tools, you are most welcome to bring them to the class.
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