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Art Club Term 2 - Sculpture

Art Club Term 2 - Sculpture

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On Campus
29 Apr - 24 Jun 2024 (Mon)
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Spend Monday afternoons developing your skills in this sculpture program, covering figurative, abstract, and site-specific sculpture.

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Course Details

Course Program: Term 2 2024

Start Date: 29 April 2024

End Date: 24 June 2024

Day: Monday

Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Number of classes: 8

Discipline: Sculpture

Lecturer: Elyssa Sykes-Smith

Age: 15-17 years old

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Location: National Art School

Course Overview

Bring your ideas into a physical reality with this foundation course in sculpture
construction. Develop your technical skills and gain confidence in translating
the figure and surrounding environment into individual sculptures and a
collaborative installation. Learn to translate 2D to 3D, and construct
sculptures in mixed media including wire, plaster, paper, cardboard, timber and
digital media.

Lecturer Profile

Elyssa Sykes-Smith
is an interprofessional artist working across sculpture, installation,
performance, socially engaged projects, education, health research and public
art. Elyssa holds a
Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons), Sculpture Major at the National Art School in
Sydney, and a Master of Fine Arts, in Spatial Performance and Design
(Distinction) at the Architectural Association in London. In creating art for
public space and designing participatory projects Elyssa seeks to distil
complex, psychological states into multi-sensory experiences incorporating art
practice, technology, architecture, psychology and the sciences to advocate for
human rights and environmental sustainability. The motif of the sculpted figure
to enhance architecture and public space has been used as a form of expression
throughout history, proving to generate great emotive power which the public
can easily relate to. Elyssa’s artworks present a contemporary development of
this lineage. Her skill lies within the ability to translate the expressive
qualities of the figure, exploring form, space and movement pushing the figure
towards abstraction to explore issues of and experiences of humanity. Elyssa
has exhibited internationally and nationally since 2012, including Time Space
Existence, Venice Architecture Biennale 2023; Next Big Thing TV series on
London Live and former Design Museum London(2021); Lite Haus Gallery Berlin
(2019); Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi (2012-17) and Cottesloe (2015-18); and solo
show at the Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery (2019). She was awarded a Creative
Development Fellowship, Create NSW (2018); First Prize at Hillview Sculpture
Biennial (2018); First Prize at Sculpture at Scenic World (2015); and Clitheroe
Foundation Mentorship (2012). Commissions include Shoalhaven Public Art Grant
2017 (Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre); Barangaroo Delivery Authority; MIRVAC
(Chinese New Year 2017, Broadway Sydney) and (Green Square); Wollongong City
Council; Deloitte and Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney.


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