Making Sculptures From Found Objects

Where: Selwyn Community Education, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland

Restrictions: R15

Ticket Information:

  • Course fee including some materials (BYO found objects): $75.00
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  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: SelwynComed

Selwyn Community Education is based at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland.

This art workshop runs over Saturday 7 April 2018 10am - 12pm and Sunday 8 April 2018 10am - 2pm.

Found art (from the French objet trouvé) is a specific type of art that focuses on creating artworks from objects that aren't normally considered art. The objects chosen are undisguised - so you can understand their pre-art from - but are often modified to create new and interesting ideas and concepts.

This method of creating fine art from everyday objects (originating with Marcel Duchamp in 1915) was quite a shock to the art world at that time - it gave commonplace objects a dignity that challenged the ideas of what was and wasn't strictly art.

But found object art is actually nothing new. Since humankind first walked the earth we have been creating art from objects we find - drilling holes in pretty stones to make necklaces, stringing shells together to create head-dresses and belts and even decorating churches and sacred places with skulls and bones.

Nowadays, found art is a popular medium for artists, especially those concerned with themes of consumerism and the environmental impact of human occupation. Found object artists might create sculptures or assemblages that simply function as artworks, or they may create art that can be worn, such as found-art clothing and jewellery.

In this course, Judy will guide you in the creation of your own personal 3d sculpture. She will give you insights into her own work and the world of other artists. And she will give you the tools to critique and appreciate contemporary 3d art.

For this course, bring your own found objects, recyclable industrial materials, old household items and an open mind. Try not to buy anything new... found is good. We have deliberately not included any images on this course, as we want to avoid pre-determining your ideas.

Part of the process of creating a sculpture of found objects is deciding how to assemble a disparate group of items into something new, thoughtful and original. A blend of materials will produce a more interesting result - so bring a variety of items: soft, hard, discarded, recycled, and trust the process.

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