DATES: July 20 – 24, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: Open to all
CONCEPT: In this intensive studio workshop, students learn the basics of steel fabrication for artists and use these techniques to produce a painted steel sculpture. We cover technical processes such as MIG welding, oxy-acetylene cutting and bending, plasma cutting, cold cutting and bending, grinding, drilling, fastening, and simple surface work. We also look at the history of welded steel sculpture over the past 100 years in order to contextualize these technical and creative endeavors. Finally, we discuss color relationships and activate the surfaces of the sculptures with color.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use oxy-acetylene torches, plasma cutters, steel cold saw, band saw, drill press, wire feed welders, and a variety of hand tools. We also utilize brushed and sprayed paint
ACTIVITIES: We learn through technical and safety demonstrations, sculpture envisioning and production, one-on-one studio instruction and group discussions.
FACULTY: Amanda Wojick is an artist and educator based in Eugene, OR. Her projects have engaged subjects including landscape, routine, history and trauma. Solo and group exhibitions of her work have occurred across the country in museums and galleries, as well as various commissioned venues. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum, and she is represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR. She is currently an associate Professor and Co-Chair of the Sculpture Program at the University of Oregon.
Tuition: $875 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1075
Studio Fee: $95