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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.

Our rigorous program, taught by a small group of dedicated professional sculptors, provides an opportunity to bring together process, perception, research, and critical dialogue. Each student gains a conviction for sculpture and a foundation from which their work can evolve throughout a lifetime. Sculpture Master Classes allow participants to study and create alongside our MFA and Certificate candidates.

Monday Afternoon Sculpture – IN-PERSON with Brandt Junceau

Monday, 2pm – 6pm ET
January 30 – April 24, 2023

Cost: $925

This course is full – please email Registrar Stephanie Bowman, sbowman@nyss.org, to join the wait list. 

Course Description

“The afternoon master class is an ongoing forum for review and development of individual independent work. This studio is your studio. Some students will continue work with life-size figures begun in the summer Marathon. That entails work in plaster on life-size plaster castings, and assembly of terra cotta chunks, with plaster. If you might be a new-comer, do not hesitate to join in. Just bring what have, or we’ll start from whatever’s on your mind. 

Class begins with general conversation, sometimes a slide talk, then one-to-one reviews. People are working as I make rounds. We look at ongoing work in the room, and progress made between meetings. The afternoon closes with a group review. I put together slide talks on subjects that happen to be in mind– frequently current exhibition or recent publication-related. We throw together a few slides during class, when we need to see something we’re talking about. The sit-down slide talks are Zoom recorded, for those of us who can’t make a date, and for later reference. We make field trips. Studios, exhibitions, foundries, moldmaking shops. More to come. We discuss options and coordinate according to individual’s availability throughout the semester.”Brandt Junceau 

Course Syllabus

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Wednesday Morning Sculpture – VIRTUAL: Topics in Sculpture: Narratives of Gravity with Jilaine Jones

Wednesday, 9am – 1pm ET
February 1 – April 26, 2023

Cost: $925

Course Description

The focus of this course will be gravity, its fundamental presence and control over the intrinsic narrative of any sculpture. As well as being inside the vitality of sculpture form, it also enables more extroverted narratives including of a storied nature. However gravity is engaged is the way a sculpture interacts with the viewer. Our exploration of it will include very simple and material/process-based projects as well as more complex and storied parameters. The course will be conducted virtually, utilizing Zoom as the virtual “meeting studio”. During each class session, the Instructor will discuss the topic idea through history and its importance to sculpture practice, with images. Students will address the discussed aspects of the topic in the subsequent week, through making sculpture in their own spaces, which we will then look at and discuss as a group. Directions each week as to process, using a range of materials, will be given towards understanding the crucial relationship of processes and the topic. Because each week the student’s physical work will be made as an open meditation on the topic aspect, its nature may be more propositional. The exploration of the topic is intentionally treated as a think tank which may be aside of the participant’s primary creative work so that their experimentation can to be free to react directly and flexibly to the topic discussions.

Course Syllabus

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