January 22, 2013 · 7:00 PM
This location is shown only to members
This is a repeat for those of you who wish to attend the 3rd playshop. Note: you MUST take this preparatory playshop to sign-up for Sculptorade 11 Feb.
"Finding and developing our creative strengths is an essential part of becoming who we really are. We don't know who we can be until we know what we can do." - Sir Ken Robinson
There are multiple ways of interacting with ourselves and exploring who we are. Artistic expression is one way of channelling thoughts and feelings in an experiential and visual way. It is also a way to challenge our state of mind and conceptions of the world.
If you enjoy drawing, painting, collaging and would like to engage in a challenging experience of retrospective and symbiotic reflection then join us for our first of four artistic playshops:cloodling!
In this 2-2.5hr playshop we'll begin with a quick round of introductions and reflections on the past playshop; we'll then take one hour to create a piece of work (or as many as you want), mostly tactile, using whichever medium or media you choose (see below); and then we will pin up our work and take a round at observing, touching and actively reflecting on our reaction(s) to the different works in silence. The retrospective and symbiotic reflection will open the floor to our conversations and exercise of self-exploration of how our senses influence our experience, understanding of and relation to the world.
1) Cloodle: exploring and challenging how our sense of identity is active in the way we perceive ourselves and conceive the world
2) Sensosketch: exploring and challenging how our senses influence observation of the world around us
3) Sculptorade: exploring and challenging how our memory functions describing and choosing our experiences
4) Juxtallage: putting it all together to uncover a new 'grammar' of artistic expression to tell the story of how we relate to the world
What to bring:
An open mind and thirst for artistic expression; if you have your own materials bring them along. There will be some provided. In this session we will use textured materials such as pasta, foil, wool, fabric, paper... get creative!
22 Jan 19:00 - 21:00
Chadwick G01, UCL