Focus on Form, The Development of Sculptural Form for Mosaic with Caitlin Hepworth
Session 12 A: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Session 12B: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Price: $335 (includes $40 materials fee)
Join artist and teacher Caitlin Hepworth to learn to think differently about Sculptural Mosaic, where the development of the form is as much a consideration as the mosaic which is later applied to it. Caitlin has come to mosaic practice from a sculptural background and she aims to share her knowledge and love of this complex art form and its infinite possibilities.
It is Caitlin’s firm belief that in sculptural mosaic the form and the tesserae must energetically connect and work together to convey the artist’s intention. The two elements are co-dependent and intrinsically linked and for a successful outcome, the sculptural form itself must be valid. In this workshop, students will learn strategies to explore, develop, evaluate and construct sculptural forms for mosaic.
- Slide show and lecture examining different examples of sculptural mosaic
- Slide show of Caitlin’s step by step process
- Design development and drawing
- Small Model making in wire form mesh
- Scaling up model
- Construction of a small free-standing sculptural form for interior display
- Class discussion and question time
Students will leave with a range of practical examples and a small sculptural form.
This session should particularly benefit those who are interested in broadening their practice to include sculpture as well as those who have already begun to work in 3D.
Note: This workshop does not include any mosaicking however the mosaic application is discussed where relevant throughout the workshop.
Materials to Bring:
Camera (phone camera is ok)
Pencil – HB
Sturdy old scissors
Paper for sketching and templates
Wire form mesh
Graduating from the National Art School in 2000 with a BFA in Sculpture, Caitlin Hepworth went on to complete a Master of Teaching in Visual Arts at the University of Sydney in 2002. She has taught at numerous institutions around NSW and in 2009 opened her school, Hughes Studio – School of Visual Art and Mosaic. Caitlin has been represented in numerous national and international exhibitions including the Waterhouse National Science Prize 2018 at the South Australian Museum and Sculpture at Scenic World 2018. She has been a finalist in the SAMA MAI Exhibition 2016 & 2017 as well as a finalist in the GoCM ‘Stories we Tell’ 2017. In 2018 Caitlin was a participant in the Third Symposium of Mosaic Art in Sardinia Italy with Maestro Giulio Menossi and the 2018 recipient of the SAMA Robin Brett Scholarship which enabled her to study with Verdiano Marzi at CMS in 2019. caitlinhepworthmosaics.com.au