Using found images and objects as the launching point, this workshop will allow you the opportunity to discover new ways of introducing small sculpture into the classroom setting.
Australian artist, Carolyn V Watson will share a number of her techniques in developing armatures from drawings, incorporating the use of found objects and accessible materials. You will be learning about the wonder of transferring an idea into a three-dimensional form, and the importance that drawing and mental flexibility plays in this process.
Using non-traditional approaches, you will learn methods of wire construction, assemblage and the importance of the repeated line in this process focused workshop.
"It is a process of co-operation, an ongoing dialogue between maker and material. My work is centred upon repetition, making mistakes, adapting, hunting for the in-between" – Carolyn V Watson
Following her gut, best describes the last five years of Carolyn’s career as this has led to opportunities to facilitate artist run workshops in a number of high schools throughout Queensland. Her generosity of knowledge has also seen her establish a role as a tutor at the Brisbane Institute of Art. It has been this aspect of education and articulating her practice that has strengthened her drive and ability as a maker.
Carolyn V Watson is an award-winning artist that has had both her 2D and 3D practice nationally recognized. She has featured in The John Fries Memorial Prize, the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Marie Ellis OAM Drawing Prize and the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. Carolyn V Watson is currently a tutor of Sculpture and Contemporary Watercolour at the Brisbane Institute of Art. She is represented by Anthea Polson Art in Queensland and will be showing with Penny Contemporary, Hobart in 2018
For Carolyn, it is a joy of process and discovery, whether it is cooking, drawing or reconstructing forms, that grounds her as an artist.