In the flame shop, combine the worlds of fact and fiction, by creating realistic works entwined with invented motifs. You will develop confidence as a sculptor while producing your own unique narrative by sculpting and assembling Borosilicate glass components and creating a short story with your sculptural dialect.
The class will focus on storytelling, assembly, articulation techniques, finesse, and detail. Group and individual demonstrations will be given. Using intuition, experimentation, and mixed media are welcome and encouraged.
Some specific points we’ll cover in class include:
Creating a Narrative
Storytelling- What story do you want to tell? Fact, fiction, experience, perception, imaginary vs. reality, past, present, future.
Time - Past, present, future.
Other topics such as sketching, writing, and ideas.
Ho do you create a visual/sculptural dialect? What imagery will you use to create your narrative? How will you tell your story?
Technical Skill Building
Learn to make components for the narrative
Learn the process and order of operations in sculpting, heating the piece, making marks, and shaping, connections, and problem solving, including detail and finesse.
Learn how to assemble components including hot and cold assembly techniques using glass and mixed media.
Explore kinetic/articulated components and movement