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NOTE* The following quotes are based on past and hypothetical scenarios. Each situation will be tailored to specific needs of client.
(NOTE* School student presentation is based on same model details of workshop synopsis. Presentation tailored to student body needs. See below)
Workshop Presentation description:
Workshops will study and explore the visual kinetics of sculpture as well as assorted 2-d media.
The symmetrical and asymmetrical composition of positive and negative space involving realms of line, shape, shadow, light and color are the basic focus of the workshop. While host artist’s personal work is grounded in the basics of “mobile” types of kinetic sculpture, these concepts facilitate all realms of visual arts as well as performing arts and even music. Workshop presentations will speak on several relevant aspects of “balance” ranging from the artists experience in automotive, aerospace and telecommunication physical plant construction as well as the past 25 years of kinetic sculpture construction. Building projects will include the design and building of first-draft study maquette size sculpture. These sculptures will include suspended (mobiles), free-standing, bas-relief (projection relief) and/or the combination in mixed-media 2-d work.
*NOTE: 2-D work is part of the study as well, while the VISUAL kinetics of sculpture is the key focus, these concepts also apply to 2-D design as an important aspect of the 2-D design whether it is figurative or non-objective.
These projects are low-tech, simple mechanisms that are predominately hooks, loops, and levered styles of wire and rods. Positive space is executed by use of the sheet metal, plastics and found objects. There are no electronic, automata or robotics included in this presentation. Yet, the principles in these presentations, the project builds and the specific goals of the workshop are indeed relevant basics to the aforementioned.
Various types and gauges of metal rods and wire, assorted types of sheet metal and sheet plastics, as well as a variety of found objects will be part of the materials inventory. Drawing paper and several drawing materials will be on site.
Standard hand tools and light cutting tools and drills will be available.
Workshop attendees must provide:
Personal safety glasses or goggles, personal work gloves, full toed shoes (to protect from sharp or falling items) and some sort of light work apron or protective work shirt.