Fabric Sculpture (SCLP 211)

Fabric is familiar to us all through our lived experience of clothing and home furnishings. They are used to comfort us, clothe us and designate private from public space, yet their use as a fine art medium is relatively new. Students will explore the work of Claes Oldenburg, Luanne Martineau,Anne Hamilton and Polly Apfelbaum. Projects will include soft sculpture,'drulptures' and fabric installations. This course covers how each mode of working changes the visual experience and conceptual meaning behind the work and will include demonstrations of mediums, interfaces and armatures that can give form to fabric.
Wednesdays 10am - 1pm, Jan 13 - Apr 6, 2016
Wendy De Gros
Tuition: $395.00 (36 hrs)

For more Information contact:
Vancouver Island School of Art
2549 Quadra St, Victoria, BC
250-380-3500 or info@vancouverislandschoolart.com


Past Classes

Painting: Ambiguous Abstraction (PNTG 232)

Ambiguous abstraction refers to works whose source relates to images or objects from the world. Through a process of deconstruction and transformation these forms take on an abstract quality, hovering between the real and the imaginative. This kind of work is intriguing as it is opens to all kinds of possible meanings and interpretations. In opposition to 'pure abstraction' where the subject of the painting is its own form 'ambiguous abstraction' flirts with personal and political content, and can also embrace broad topics such as memory and presence, materiality and transcendence, pattern and decoration as well as the everyday. Artists include: Fabian Maracaccio, Terry Winters, Ingrid Calame, Ian McKeever, Beatriz Milhazes, Arturo Herrera, Mark Bradford, Franz Ackermann, Julie Mehretu and Etienne Zack.

Tuesdays 10am - 1pm, Jan 13 - Apr 7, 2015