Translating Paintings into Sculpture is a 2day course led by artists Nour el Saleh and Gregory Stevens. This course is an opportunity to look, draw from and reference paintings while creating a 3D sculpture in clay.
During the course, students will translate what they see in paintings (working from Hieronymus Bosch’s paintings) through ceramics using hand building and mark making techniques. Students will then experiment with painting onto bisque fired clay. At the end of the two day course students will also get a chance to create a still life combining all their finished sculptures and drawing from it.
This course will create a discourse between 2D and 3D making, exploring imagination in observation and making, and develop techniques around working with space and form, opening up new ways of working with materials.
The course will cover:
- Experimenting with hand building techniques using clay
- Experiment with materials and mark making
- Considering the new possibilities in making that come when translating painting into sculpture and sculpture into drawing
- Expanding the possibilities of materials, using materials such as clay to experience flat lines and colours in a 3 dimensional context