Found Object Sculpture Workshop for children and adults

Found Object Sculpture Art Workshop

Please join me on Saturday 11 April 14h00-17h30 for a found object sculpture art workshop where we will create small sculpture(s) out of found objects. The material/found objects may be anything you have picked up in nature or man-made and/or a combination thereof. No previous art skills needed. Please note the date changed from Saturday to Sunday because City of Windhoek will be working on the electricity during the afternoon. Children under six must be accompanied by an adult and only cost N$200.00 (please note that the accompanying adult will have to help the child with the sculpture)

During the first part we will have a brief background and slideshow on how found objects became part of art as well a few examples of found object sculptures to give you an idea what one could create. The sculptures may be realistic or abstract. For the definition of abstract art please read the excerpt below the pictures.

I will provide some found objects which I have accumulated over time as well as glue and screws. I do not have enough to provide everyone so please bring your own found objects to share and exchange with others. Please note that we will not be welding. Sculptures will be glued, tied or screwed together.

Price: N$350.00 per person (Please book in advance – deposit of N$100.00 is required by Thursday 9 April 14h00)

Date: 11 April 2015

Time: 14h00-17h30

Venue: Kirsten Wechslberger Art Studio – Art Lokasie

Corner of Bach (nr.6) and Purcell street, WHK West

Please e-mail me at kirsten.wechslberger@yahoo.com or phone 0812463255 to book

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‘Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, colour and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Western art had been, from the Renaissance up to the middle of the 19th century, underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality. The arts of cultures other than the European had become accessible and showed alternative ways of describing visual experience to the artist. By the end of the 19th century many artists felt a need to create a new kind of art which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy. The sources from which individual artists drew their theoretical arguments were diverse, and reflected the social and intellectual preoccupations in all areas of Western culture at that time.

Abstract art, nonfigurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, but perhaps not of identical meaning.

Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete. Abstraction exists along a continuum. Even art that aims for verisimilitude of the highest degree can be said to be abstract, at least theoretically, since perfect representation is likely to be exceedingly elusive. Artwork which takes liberties, altering for instance color and form in ways that are conspicuous, can be said to be partially abstract. Total abstraction bears no trace of any reference to anything recognizable. In geometric abstraction, for instance, one is unlikely to find references to naturalistic entities.’ – Wikipedia

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