Learning to do sculpture!
Well, I've been trying to figure out a time when both budget and schedule planets would align such that I could take a sculpture class at Atelier 3-D here in Austin. (I've also been drooling over the summer schedule for Penland, but that's a whole other plane of expenditure and I don't see it happening this year. Maybe 2010.)
It looks like it's finally the time! I'm going to be starting an "Introduction to Sculpture" class Wednesday nights, starting in a couple of weeks. I'm sure the teaching will be great, as I really like Steve Dubov's style. Here's the full description of the class:
"It's all about discovery, surprises, and personal growth in this class! This is a special opportunity to learn about processes and techniques, as well as the possibilities and limitations of the materials used.
Experiment with new materials and creative possibilities as you move through the course of Art History the hands-on way!
We will review the history of aesthetics as it relates to sculpture: students will learn about the mimetic theory while modeling in plasticine (oil-based clay); they will then learn about the representational theory and its subtractive and additive methods; finally, using planes, wires and mobiles, students will practice impressionism, expressionism and abstraction.
Students will create 6 finished pieces and leave with a new wealth of creative experience. "Can't wait! Sorry dogs, I will be ignoring you on Wednesday nights for about six weeks. Perhaps you will stay with your buddies at Taurus.