Introduction to Welding, and 3D Papermaking
December 16, 2008 — Sculpture Space invites interested community members to enroll in two exciting studio workshops in January and February of 2009 at the Sculpture Space studio on 12 Gates St., Utica, across from Butler “Boilermaker” Park on Whitesboro Street.
Two Winter Workshop courses include Introduction to Welding, and 3D Papermaking. These workshops offer a rare opportunity for local community members to utilize Sculpture Space’s fully equipped 5000 sq ft. studio with the assistance and guidance of skilled instructors. No prior experience is required for participation. The deadline to register is Monday, January 19.
“We are delighted to have this opportunity to share our facilities and expertise with community members,” notes Sydney L. Waller, executive director. “ As there will be no artists in residence in the studio at this period, we are seizing the opportunity to develop a new community enrichment program.”
Introduction to Welding workshop participants will join instructor sculptor Jon Taylor (Sculpture Space Studio Manager, BFA: Alfred Univ., MFA: UMASS Dartmouth) for the opportunity to learn about and apply welding techniques. Participants will explore and practice basic welding principles involving shielded metal arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, oxyacetylene cutting processes, plasma arc cutting and metal preparation. The principles of metal fusion, identification of electrodes, identification of gasses, and melting points of metal will all be presented. Students can expect to develop proficient skills in the joining of metals after completion of the workshop and may subsequently utilize their new welding skills in the studio on a small sculptural project. The workshop will be Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Students will be able to work on their projects Tuesday, February 3; Wednesday, February 4, from 5 to 8 p.m.; and Thursday, February 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Enrollment is limited. Early registration is recommended. The cost of the workshop is $225, plus a $40 fee towards materials. [view complete description]
Sculptural 3D Papermaking workshop participants join board member local fiber artist Victoria Zacek (AA, MWPAI School of Art; BFA and MFA, Syracuse University) for instruction in creating hand-made paper. The workshop will take place Saturday, February 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants can expect to learn basic techniques of papermaking and to use these skills to create a sculptural piece, as well as a collection of handmade papers, under the supervision of Zacek. The cost of a workshop is $110, which includes materials and lunch. Enrolled participants will be sent a list of suggested items to enhance the papers. [view complete description]
Limited openings are available. To reserve a spot, full payment is required with check or credit card. Safety equipment will be provided for each workshop. For further information, please visit our web site, www.sculpturespacer.org, or contact 315-724-8381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sculpture Space, established in the former Utica Steam Engine & Boiler Works plant in West Utica, is an international artist in residence program that has provided two-month funded residencies to upwards of 400 professional artists from around the world since its founding in the mid-1970s. It is the only one of its kind in North America.
A unique cultural resource within the City of Utica, the Mohawk Valley and Upstate New York, Sculpture Space promotes interaction between international visiting artists and the local community by placing works in the public domain, hosting studio tours, and collaborating with other organizations to exhibit artists' projects. Several hundred artists apply annually. Twenty national and international artists are accepted each year to enjoy two-month residencies. They receive stipends, subsidized housing, 24-hour access to the studio and technical assistance. The program is in part made possible with support from the NYS Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, area foundations and corporations, and proceeds from two annual Special Events, CHAIRity and the Mardi Gras Party, this year February 21.