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
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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

Start Date Location Availability Price    
03/11/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $359 + GST Enrol Now

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
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."

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
18/11/2015

Enjoyed the making of moulds with various silicons, etc.Wish we had time for drawing tasks.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
18/11/2015

Fabulous lecture and discussion of artist practice. Fiona shared her extensive knowledge on the Venice Biennale with a number of artists discussed with passion. Given excellent practical techniques and ideas.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
18/11/2015

Fiona was very knowledgeable and informative plus the content as well as her delivery was extremely inspirational. She was very generous with materials and I imagine set up and pack up would be very onerous and time consuming. Course packed with new ideas / techniques/tricks and suggestions for both practical and theory classes.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
18/11/2015

Fantastic demonstration and knowledge of Art History.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
18/11/2015

Fantastic – presentation on artists very informative. Also hands-on experience was terrific. Good to be a student for the day – making and creating.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
by Amy Flaherty on 18/11/2015

A fantastic course. Relevant and interesting links made to using silicon lasting as an art form. Great hands on projects/challenges that can be directly applied to the classroom. Excellent to receive the power point to take home. Neat examples of casts, etc.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
by Louise Whalley on 18/11/2015

Very engaging and informative. Presentation on the Venice Biennale and art making activities provided with much inspiration for teaching and learning.

Making Worlds: Installation and Assemblage
18/11/2015

Moulding was a great activity. Lecture too long as to not allow time for drawing activities. Besides the moulding, more structured tasks i.e., on the provided sheets would have been more useful.


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.