NYSS requires all persons entering the building (Gallery visitors are exempt) to complete the daily sign-in form: CLICK HERE
NYSS requires all persons entering the building (Gallery visitors are exempt) to complete the daily sign-in form: CLICK HERE
x
< Back To Marathons

Sculpture Marathon: Sculpture & Place with Jilaine Jones and Guests

This Marathon focuses on the conception of sculpture as generated from the subject of place, not our own image but what we feel and see surrounding us. Creation myths were often equivocated with sculpting: the land was chiseled from sky or the earth was a bowl and the sky a lid. This Marathon will begin by taking a more perceptual and receptive approach to the idea and then, by the middle of the second week, turn to a more conceptual approach. Initially, participants will work outside (near the Studio School), drawing and making topographical studies of different, self-selected sites. The ambiance and facts of the volumes of space, ground plan, nature, and architectural boundaries, as well as how the space is investigated, will be the subject of these studies. This on-site work will be the basis for a series of larger sculptural “portraits” (created in the studio) that will explore the spatial dynamics of the site itself; the assembling of a set of interaction over time with the site; specific experiences of the site as it affects the artist optically, physically, psychologically. Discussions, with visual examples, regarding how place has become relevant to sculpture as a body will mix with the transition of sculptural work that is increasingly independent from the primary site source. A range of materials will be used including: clay, papers, wood, wire/metals, plaster and mixed media. Cost: $1625.  Materials Fee: $200

Teacher

Jilaine Jones

Instructor

Snapshots From NYSS

Support the New York Studio School.

Each gift matters. Become a beacon for art education and talent.