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Sculpture Marathon – VIRTUAL with Jilaine Jones
Independent Projects in Context
This Marathon will support each student in a specific project in sculpture based on their individual interests and developing body of work. The source or idea may refer to the memory of perceptual or physical sources, but will be generated directly from ideas about sculptural presence through materials making form, structure, space. The course will be conducted virtually, utilizing Zoom as the virtual “meeting room” and Padlet as the virtual “studio”. The context will be a daily discussion of images of a broad spectrum of sculptural examples ranging from the Dogon in Western Africa, to the Romanesque and Renaissance in Europe, to directions of the late 20th century across continents. Participants will incorporate ideas chosen from sculptural history to expand or even initiate their independent work.
Though their central project in this Marathon should be sculptural, the participant need not be primarily a sculptor, for example the project may correlate with ideas in their primary focus of painting or other media. The format is open: it may be singular structures/forms, or installation, or bas-relief (from the wall). The materials to use are also open based on individual experience, and the instructor can suggest materials as per ideas (for instance one or a combination of the materials: cardboard, mix-media, clay, plaster, steel, wood, etc.) The projects will develop by immersion with and handling of the chosen materials: literally grappling with the ideas, as well as by the context of by daily dialogue and feedback. There will be remote technical support based on the range of the instructor’s experience, independent resourcefulness will also be a part of this endeavor.