A) an old artwork
that they would be happy to destroy and
art-making tool other than traditional oil painting materials
All work and
tools brought in will be fodder to be repurposed into new work. All students
will have access to all materials. Old
artworks are to be cut up, painted over, layered upon, and fundamentally
altered from their original state. You will also be free to add new elements and
layers as you see fit.
Part 2: Imagery
Option 1: Choose
an old artwork from the past that you might like to recreate using alternate
tools/materials/old artworks. The original image will be the basis for the new
work, but the nature of the work itself may change dramatically through this
Option 2: Make an
entirely new, non-objective artwork using these materials. Take this as an
opportunity to explore pure, process-oriented abstraction that is not derived
from an original plan or image, but is open to a method that embraces change
Most likely, the
works will be collage-oriented, as they will contain elements of previous works
that will be most likely layered and cut. However, if you wish to try another
approach, feel free. This mini-project is about giving yourself over to
process, experimentation, and reconsidering past creations in a new light.
The works will
vary in scale but they should be at least somewhere around 15 x 20”. I will
provide paper. If you wish to work on canvas, panel, etc, then you will need to
bring those materials in.
Nov 6: We bring
in old works/materials as well as our source image (if we’re using one) and
Nov 11: We will
continue work on our mini-projects, in addition to our informal progress
check-ins on our main projects.
Check out David Smith's exhibition Feral Garden at the Fine Arts Center Gallery! He will give a gallery talk followed by a closing reception on Thursday, October 16 at 3pm. Check out his work online: http://davidscottsmithceramics.com/home.html