Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage

Fiona Dobrijevich
Visual Arts educator, Artist, Lecturer
A lecture and hands on workshop which examines ways to create installations using interesting sculptural techniques including assemblage and installation.
Target Audience
Aimed at secondary visual art teachers who wish to expand their knowledge of contemporary global art practice
28 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

How do we orient ourselves within the world? How do we create ways in which to navigate the landscape.
This course consists of a lecture and workshop, in which we look at artists who create new ways of investigating space and place through installation, assemblage and drawing.
We will be looking at key participants in the 2015 Venice Biennale as well as other both curatorial and material practice. in particular traditional and contemporary forms of map making and responding to place.
Key artists will include Sarah Sze, Tomas Saraceno, AES+FGroup, Thomas Hirschorn.
The studio workshop will provide a variety of practical 3D and 2D techniques and methods, using metals, resins, ropes and found objects to create an intervention into the landscape. An installation, small scale sculpture, drawings and mixed media pieces will be produced.
All participants will receive an educational resource for use within primary and secondary schools.
Would prove beneficial to teachers who need to develop their understanding of installation, assemblage and basic sculptural techniques,

Teachers who would like to expand their knowledge of contemporary global art practice.

Audience

Aimed at secondary visual art teachers who wish to expand their knowledge of contemporary global art practice

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

This course includes lecture, discussion, and practical studio workshop.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Lecture: The State of Things; Restlessness, Fragility and Exploration

1 hour

A look at some key artists from the current Venice Biennale and the ways in which their visions of the world reflect restlessness, fragility and new forms of knowledge. We will look at ongoing works by Sarah Sze, Joan Jonas, AES+F group as well as Fiona Hall and the new Australian Pavilion.
Within this framework, we will look at the aesthetics of the various forms used by these and other artists and what he materiality of these pieces contributes to the way we navigate our environment.

Small Sculptures

1 hour and 30 minutes

In this session we will learn about simple assemblage and joinery techniques and using simple tools to create small sculptures and materials to include in our installation. We will make a simple resin cast, and learn knotting, drilling and joining.
WE will also create light sensitive materials from which to develop items for our installation, and develop ways in which to integrate these and other objects into our larger installations.

Sculpture 2

1 hour and 30 minutes

In this session we will expand our new skills to produce collaborative site specific installations, responding to a particular place. Using a variety of natural, found and synthetic materials, we will learn how to construct a 3D “map” into which our sculptures, drawings and images will be integrated. we will look at ways time and sound can be incorporated into this installation.
Upon completion, we will photograph and draw the installations, and discuss ways in which these pieces can continue to prompt new artworks.

What To Bring

Apron, digital camera.

User Rating

4.8

Latest Reviews

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Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
by Megan Broadbent on 28/12/2017

The content was interesting, relevant and inspiring. Very fun and informative.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
28/12/2017

Well-presented, great ideas demonstrated and practical which makes for more effective learning.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
28/12/2017

Fiona is very personable and made all feel welcome and comfortable.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
by Nectar Soliman on 28/12/2017

A day well spent.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
by Linda Alcorn on 28/12/2017

Learned a lot. Would have loved to spend longer on assemblage and making larger things too.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
28/12/2017

Excellent workshop and explanation re application in the classroom. Really interesting artists to explore in case studies.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
28/12/2017

Great practical knowledge. Easy to translate to a classroom setting with minimal resources. Just what I needed.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
28/12/2017

Well structured, hands-on. Well-organised and timed.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
28/12/2017

Fiona has an extensive knowledge about overall current art practices. Her approach was both informative and calm. I really enjoyed the conceptual/art presentation. Audiences for art and materiality - a current topic in the art world.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
24/11/2016

Very informative. Great presenter.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
24/11/2016

Excellent practical work with the materials. Fiona was an outstanding leader.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
24/11/2016

Excellent resources and sharing ideas. Loved the exploration of materials.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
24/11/2016

Hands-on useful experience making art; demonstration followed by doing with notes provided for followup and historical content.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
24/11/2016

Excellent hand on art making. Step by step instructions which was very helpful in learning a new medium. Overall very informative.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
24/11/2016

Fantastic content and delivery.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
by Terie Keough on 19/10/2016

"Good exposure to new ways of thinking and facilitating art making in the class."

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
by Danielle Oliver on 19/10/2016

"Great practical ideas for enriching art making experiences. Presenter excellent!"

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
by Melissa Grahovac on 19/10/2016

"Good instructions and great ideas that I will use in practical and critical lessons"

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
by Stephanie Martyn on 19/10/2016

"Very practical skills that will be excellent to experiment within the classroom."

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
19/10/2016

"Great, innovative course. A very contemporary approach to art making that easily transfer to the Art classroom."


About the team


Fiona Dobrijevich

Creator

I have a long successful studio practice and a teaching practice of over 30 years. I love teaching primary school teachers ways of engaging with contemporary and traditional ar,t so that they are confident in the classroom to engage with a range of artworks and techniques.