Approaching art by exploring the different means of expression is a task that involves the rational aspect in the phase of understanding materials and techniques, but it is equally important for the student to finalize the research towards a creative goal. For this reason, one could say poetically that creativity is a compromise between logic and heart and that this encounter can be stimulated by an unusual use of materials which can also be very simple and common. For example, gypsum, cardboard, salt, paper or sand can give us, when correctly combined, results rich in tactile quality. Often it is the same materials that suggest a methodology: modeling, printing, gluing, doodling. Through experimentation sometimes not only do we create very original and beautiful images from an aesthetic point of view, but we are able to “see” and better understand the technical and expressive characteristics of the works created by the artists.
Instructor: Paride Moretti
Students: Jillian Curd | Brooke Blanchette