Exploring the world through drawing, sculpture, printmaking and collage
WITH NANCY GRUSKIN AND MAUREEN NATHAN
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
September 11 through October 9, 2024
11 a.m.-2 p.m. eastern time
ONLINE: Much can be learned from working across media and exploring one theme through 2D and 3D processes. Prior to the start of this online workshop, participants will select a subject to serve as the springboard for their drawings, sculptures, prints, and collages. This subject could be a group of objects, a personal photograph, the view from the artist’s window, a work of art produced by another artist, or an intangible idea. Maureen Nathan will encourage participants to develop and explore their chosen subjects through a variety of drawing exercises that aim to expand the artists’ alphabet of marks with an emphasis on context. Nancy Gruskin will then shift the focus from 2D to 3D, inviting students to interpret their drawings as sculptures constructed of common household materials. In week three, these sculptures will serve as subject matter for prints. Nathan will introduce both intaglio and relief printmaking using recycled materials with water-based inks. In our fourth meeting, participants will explore paper cut-outs and the medium of collage with Gruskin, using their prints from week three as points of departure. Our fifth class will give participants the opportunity to talk about their work, as we consider final thoughts on the conversation between drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and collage.
Nathan and Gruskin will be participants in this workshop, as well as instructors, with the aim of facilitating exciting and unexpected outcomes. We will use Zoom to meet as a group and all work will be shared on Padlet. Slide presentations and demos will supplement both instructors’ exercises. A small craft press is useful, but not necessary, for the printmaking exercises.
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Hours for online workshops: Determined by individual instructors.
In-person workshops begin at 10 a.m. eastern time.
Online classes at Black Pond are meant to be interactive.
Your voice, and the voices of all participants, are vital to the experience. We seek to protect the intellectual property of our instructors. For these reasons, we generally do not record online meetings. If you are registered for a workshop and need to miss a meeting, please contact us (not your instructor) via email at email@example.com, 24 hours in advance to request a recording of that meeting. Recordings are available for 48 hours.
We do not record entire workshops.
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