Arthur Simms is a professor of art and director of the art department at CUNY, LaGuardia in NYC. His numerous awards include the Rome Prize, Guggenheim, Tiffany, Creative Capital, Joan Mitchell, Pollock-Krasner, and American Academy of Arts and Letters. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, he represented Jamaica in the 49th Venice Biennial.
Arthur's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jul 3 - 7, 2023
The focus of this workshop is on the use of everyday objects to create sculptures, utilizing new, found, and repurposed objects to define form and convey meaning. Students are introduced to artists whose sculptural works exemplify the language of assemblage in art. Through presentations and demonstrations, participants are exposed to a variety of materials and techniques which highlight the use of the found object in sculpture. Students create sculptures of personal meaning while investigating design, form, structure, and ways in which objects can articulate content based on how they are configured and/or deconstructed.