Last month I held a mixed media workshop to create wall sculptures. My class ended up being small…and I mean SMALL, as in one student small! But that was just fine with us, we had a great day and he received one-on-one attention instead of being one of several. For this project we started off with a box full of different shapes and sizes of wood that I had cut a few months ago. We talked about design & composition and then he selected the pieces he thought he might like to work with and began laying them out in a tentative pattern.
After he was pleased with this starting point we went on to discuss color, patterns and hues. Then he selected paints, papers, metals & inks and began covering the individual pieces of the sculpture. We took a break for lunch as those pieces dried and then he re-arranged the pieces to come up with the final composition before attaching them permanently.
Next was the gluing/clamping portion of the day. Once that was finished we cleaned up and let the piece dry overnight. I will be anxious to see this piece hanging up…there were several options for orientation and I am curious to see which he chooses! It also made me anxious to play with wood & create a sculpture of my own!
Ready, set, go!