Create exciting sculptural forms from collected and discarded objects, and learn basic assemblage techniques such as screwing, gluing, riveting, modelling and joining.
Anita Larkin shows you what makes a constructed sculpture more than just the sum of its parts, and how to create rich narratives by joining disparate objects together. Students will bring in their own found objects and learn various methods of joining them together using hand tool skills. Anita discusses the historical and conceptual development of found object artworks and demonstrates various methodologies for creating sculptures that are engaging for the viewer.
You will learn basic skills for assemblage, including screwing, gluing and pinning to create a strong, seamless join; riveting and shaping of soft metals; making your own rivets using metal tubing; modelling of objects with builder’s bog; and joining objects using polyurethane resin.
This is a week of alchemy, of animating the inanimate, of creating stories and sculptures out of discarded objects.