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The Sculpture Program at the New York Studio School invites students to engage with the potent language of tangible materials. To generate purpose for this language, we experience and reconsider: mass, space, material, form, process, touch, image, color, structure, organization, balance, rhythm, movement, context, and relationship. Sculpture Master Classes allow participants to study and create alongside our MFA and Certificate candidates. Our rigorous program, taught by dedicated practicing sculptors, provides an opportunity to bring together process, perception, and critical dialogue.

Master Classes Tuition

Drawing & Sculpture Courses – 12 weeks – $925

Looking for information about classes at New York Studio School during the summer months? Explore Summer Session.

Wednesday Morning Sculpture – VIRTUAL: Form and the Perceptual with Jilaine Jones

Wednesday, 9am – 1pm ET
September 20 – December 13, 2023

Cost: $925

Course Description

Bas-relief is a territory joining sculpture, drawing, and painting – form working across the plane of a wall; a picture, if perceptual, in three dimensions. This course will explore this form through a perceptual process, and expand these realizations into possibilities for sculpture or picture-making. Meeting virtually through Zoom and Padlet and working from still lives of the participants’ own making (in their own spaces), bas-reliefs will be made in clay, paper and cardboard, plaster, experimental materials. The nature and idea within the still life may be unconventional, for instance an installation, or a simple group of forms. Working perceptually the topography of space is bas-relief’s revelation; this course is as much a particular experience of seeing as it is of making. It is fascinating and spatially sensitizing: for the sculptor or painter it becomes a way to organize the spatial, the organization becoming a structure. The direction this project takes will be oriented to the interest of each student. Some may stay within a rectangular format, or others not; some may rework the viewed source again and again, or may extrapolate an essential idea into further bas-relief works of other materials. Discussion of the subject by images will be integrated throughout the course.

Course Syllabus


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