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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.

Sculpture Master Class – IN-PERSON: Hanako, Continued, plus – with Brandt Junceau

Monday, 2pm – 6pm ET
September 19 – December 12, 2022
*No Class: October 10

Cost: $925

Course Description

While there are no prerequisites requires, continuing students will be invited to expand upon last semester’s work – the “Hanako project”: manifold developments from an original head – and is an ongoing forum for review and development of individual independent work. This studio is your studio.

Continuing students may work from their molds from individual work in bust-form and variations resulting from it. Having the mold, one can try the riskiest of changes any number of times, taking the thing more than one long way from the start. Ongoing work includes clay, plaster and wax states. Other continuing students may work with life-size figures and fragments from them. That entails work in plaster on life-size plaster castings, and assembly of terra cotta chunks, with plaster.

Independent work from outside the room is welcome. Our goal is development, from all sources, in any direction, so really all the work inside the room is individual, whether carried forward from last semester, or starting anywhere else, so, please, bring it on. Impromptu slide talks will supplement our studio work and optional zooms to discuss relevant work are recorded for those unable to attend.

Course Syllabus

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Sculpture Master Class – VIRTUAL: Topics in Sculpture: Assemblage vs. Structure – with Jilaine Jones

Wednesday, 9am – 1pm ET
September 21 – December 14, 2022

Cost: $925

Course Description

The focus of this Sculpture course will be assemblage vs structure: the difference between sculpture which is assemblage in nature and sculpture which is based on its form or structure. These two contrasting ways of conceiving sculpture share ownership of the entire underpinning of sculptural practice throughout history. While assemblage is generally more recent, just more than a century old, its presence is pervasive almost subconsciously. Both directions have purpose and vitality, and within each there is a range of how and what it communicates. The course will be conducted virtually, utilizing Zoom as the virtual “meeting room”. During each class session, the Instructor will discuss the intrinsic presence of 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 own 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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