Developed for Kingston Foundation Prep in 2022
Working with 16-18 year olds, through collaborative linguistic and visual idea generation processes, participants explore how concepts can be communicated through the use of different materials - thinking expansively about the limitations of what an art-making ‘material’ can be.
Progressing through a series of short tasks, the workshop introduces working with found objects through playing with the relationship between text, images and 3-dimensional media. Encouraged to choose to respond as much or as little as they like to a series of formal, aesthetic, conceptual, socio-political, cultural and ecological prompts; materials and their relational contexts are unpacked through rapid, sculpturally engaged making exercises.
Assemblage-based and site-specific outcomes investigate how to communicate these ideas through form, weight, balance, materiality, texture and assembly methods; before transforming the studio into an exhibition space to experiment with how installation methods can affect the interpretation of an artwork.