2nd Workshop: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts with Seth Clark and Derek Reese

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Artists absorbed in making sculptures with artist Seth Clark at our 2nd VACOP Workshop on Friday, October 16, 2015.

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We began the day by meeting Seth Clark at his exhibition at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2015 Emerging Artist of the Year: Seth Clark. Seth walked the students through his artistic process, which includes meticulous collaging, painting, and sculpting.

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The artists were interested in the imagery depicted in Seth’s work. They had a number of questions about his ideas, and the application of materials in each piece.

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Students sketched a few of their favorite pieces to use as inspiration for their own projects back in the studio.

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Assisted by artist Derek Reese, Seth demonstrated how he turns some of his sketches into 3-dimensional sculptures. Artists continued developing their drawings, which would become sculptures as well.

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 Artists “traced” their compelling drawings with balsa wood, implementing techniques Seth uses in his own work.

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Interesting forms emerged throughout the day.

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Artists were excited about the project and worked tirelessly all day.

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Many of the VACOP artists are interested in displaying their final sculptures at their end of year exhibition at the AIU.

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