On Saturday, April 5th, 4 students joined us at Whittier High School for a half-day, “Everyday Sculpture” workshop taught by Jane Gillespie Pryor. The aim of the workshop was to introduce the students to ways of seeing common, everyday objects as material which were separate, at times, from their functions.
and a self-portrait made of sugar cubes:
Then we made a paper replica of our shoes.
with construction paper, cardboard box paper, thin legal pad paper, etc….
and one made of twigs (1:36):
We then set out to make our own sculpture out of natural materials and installed them outside.
We also had discussed the ephemeral nature of Goldsworthy’s work, and so we asked the students to take a picture of their artwork on Monday to see how the work changed. Here’s one before and after:
Thanks to our instructor, Jane Gillespie Pryor!