Ballarat Winter June 29th to July 5th 2020
Making Meaning: MASTERCLASS
- MAKING MEANING, is a non-media specific workshop. Students will be responsible for selecting materials that will challenge their sense of how and why they make art in the manner that they do. The context of the exploration will center on visual dialogues, issues of lineage and inheritance, mapping, objects as metaphors, paradise lost and regained.
The emphasis of this workshop will be on placed on creative risk taking. Most often in the creative process to manifest the unexpected and to find ways to visually translate and generate new ideas it takes suspending the need to find quick solutions. How do we create work that embodies “healthy tensions?” Many times when experimenting with new materials language and linear thinking are not the most effective means to understand the lens from which we perceive.
My hope is that each student uncovers an unexpected fresh idea, way of working, or new material that they had not considered as part of their previous repertoire. In addition, the “nature” of the group will assist to determine the evolution of the week’s explorations.
Students will be required to keep a daily journal. Short readings may be assigned. Work outside of the workshop will be encouraged.
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This is a non-media specific workshop. Students will be responsible for selecting materials that will challenge their sense of how and why they make art
Emphasis will be placed on creative risk taking.
Uncover an unexpected fresh idea, way of working, or new material that you had not considered as part of your previous repertoire.