Workshop: Green Stories of Wild Places with Bev Hogg
Wednesday 8 January 2020
5 consecutive days
Max 8 students
Handbuilding sculptures with renowned ceramic artist Bev Hogg
Dates and duration
Wednesday 8 January to Sunday 12 January 2020.
intermediate to advanced students
anyone with enough experience and courage to challenge themselves and take a risk.
The Workshop includes
This course combines imagination, skill and play, but DARES you to make a figurative sculpture that you have only dreamed of.
You will investigate how to capture and communicate ideas visually, aided each day by practical demonstrations and exercises to generate both ideas and skills. There will also be plenty of time to work on your own creations.
What you will learn
In this workshop Bev will show you how to integrate numerous construction techniques to achieve the results you are after while resolving issues such as balance, scale, expression, character and surface.. These include:
It is not just about form. Together we will experiment to develop surfaces using coloured slips, oxides and underglazes. These will form a palette of ideas to inspire your larger works. They will be a valuable resource to take home for future work. These test pieces will be done early in the workshop and fired to form your own library of surface options.
Please bring ideas, texture-making found objects and a sense of humour.
Those who have a project in mind will be encouraged to pursue it.
Participants please bring
drawings, visual diary
texture making found objects
clay tools for hand building
banding wheel (if you have one)
paddle if you have one
large strong board to build your sculpture on – eg. approx. 500 x 500 cm any shape
paint brushes – soft bristle a variety of sizes small, fine to broad, flat and/or fat e.g. 30mm wide
any underglazes you want to use and test
sense of humour.
About the convenor
Bev Hogg was born in rural West Australia and grew up on a farm with space to breathe and space for creativity. She currently lives and works in Canberra, the bush capital of Australia.
Bev received a BA in Visual Arts from Australian National University, School of Art in 1989. She has exhibited sculptural ceramics and mixed media in Europe, Canada & America and widely across Australia. Her commitment to teaching and arts education has led to the completion of many public art and community art projects within the region.
Her work is represented in numerous public and private collections including The Parliament House, Artbank, Goulburn Regional Gallery and Canberra Museum and Gallery and the ACT Legislative Assembly.
Awards include residencies in the Australia Council studio in Barcelona, Spain; The Tree Museum, Ontario, Canada;Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, USA and a Creative Arts Fellowship in2006 from Arts ACT. She has won the Canberra Circle Visual Arts Award twice,The National Ceramic Award and the Doug Alexander Memorial Award.
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