Christian Artists Seminar

August 5 - August 10 2017

Collaboration: How to use modeling in clay in order to get inspired and to get more personal results when making forms in stone

Language the workshop will be taught:
English.

We scheduled the workshop as follow:
On Tuesday the 8th & Wednesday the 9th:
09.00 – 10.00 = shift A
10.00 – 11.00 = shift B

Maximum number of participants:  
8

The needed artistic level of this workshop is:
Beginners/average/advanced/professional/pre-academic.

The skills criteria for participants to follow this workshop are:
Beginners/average/advanced/professional/pre-academic.

Participants will have learned after doing this workshop:
to get a deeper understanding of creating sculptural forms and  to obtain more personal results.

What materials/equipment/other things participants needs to bring:
bring your own carving tools and modeling tools for clay, knife and wire for cutting, sponge.

Other important things a participant should know to be able to do this workshop:
just openness and desire to learn.

Content of this workshop: ­
It will be an introduction about  the process of creation, how to approach and how to discover  in a particular form it`s special latent energies  in order to feel the formal possibilities leading toward a clear sculptural expression.  

Everybody should choose a stone to have a visual dialogue with it. 

Then  the participants will be introduced into the process of creation step by step:
concentration on the problem, sketching their feelings in clay, making several forms  in clay inspired from that particular stone, they have chosen. Then we could choose one version, which would be realized in stone. Surely, they could make, or even they would be encouraged to make changes when they transpose a form from clay into stone, and we shall explain why should do those changes.
This method would help the participant to deepen his/her first impressions and do something more personal getting a personal result in the dialogue with the stone.

This is a method to help the participant to develop his/her visual thinking making it more professional.  

Though carving and modeling are two very different  form-generating techniques,  but we would like through  this experimental collaboration to relate them in order to help the participants to discover a deeper and more personal way of understanding and creating  sculptural forms.