For the very first time, TBSSS is delving into the world of online learning. We’re thrilled to announce that TBSSS teacher Ingrid Morley will be presenting a Zoom-based course on self-portraiture in Term 4. The course includes group sessions on Sunday 20 September and Sunday 15 November 2020 with 7 x 30 min individual sessions to be booked for the intervening Tuesdays.
Sunday 20 September – Sunday 15 November 2020
Bookings for this course are now open online and through the office.
About the course
The mystery of the self-image has held a powerful place in art history, expressing, exploring and questioning ideas about identity through time, from the Renaissance (Bernini), German expressionists (Käthe Kollwitz) and the painter Frida Kahlo.
The challenge is to find the basic 3D structure in clay through observation from your mirror image. Set yourself up for your self-portrait, control light and collect essential information to inform your work – including the use of tools.
Construct an armature for the self-portrait (a limited number of basic armatures are available from the school). Then work in clay. Form up and complete a self-portrait with two online group meetings to book end the course and weekly one-on-one online assistance in the form of image exchanges and feedback over 7 weeks.
You may choose to work with or without an armature, as you can work in relief (2D) or free standing in 3D. This choice can be discussed with Ingrid. Your final work can either be kiln fired or cast in plaster from a plaster mould.