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Two day weekend workshop
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 May 2021

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Wysing studio artist Florian Roithmayr will lead a two days course on moulding and casting materials.

Moulding and casting are traditional sculptural techniques, but the imprint, the gesture informing moulding and casting can also be found in other art techniques and even in areas not often associated with art making.

This two-day course will explore different processes based on the imprint, of the coming together of different matter and the consequences of their exchange left behind when they come apart again.

Over the course participants will work with basic materials like clay, plaster, concrete, wax and Papier-mâché to develop an experience of the relationship between mould and cast: of form-giving and form-receiving. These materials and processes will be used in speculative, unpredictable ways to allow accidents and chance occurrences, allowing and inviting contaminations, reversals, decay and destruction. The focus will be on making through process rather than through resemblance.

Florian Roithmayr: Moulding and Casting

Course content: This is a re-run of Florian’s course held in October. For those of you looking for a follow up development course, Florian is working on plans for that and we’ll announce it soon.

Safety notes: This is an experimental workshop; participants will unlearn traditional mould making techniques. Please wear appropriate clothing. The two days will be held in a large, well ventilated room and, if weather permits, outdoors, with a maximum of 6 participants. Social distancing will be in place at all times, and separate workstations will be provided for each person. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of coronavirus or think you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. If you cancel for this reason, your booking fee will be refunded.

Materials: All materials provided as part of your course fee.

Format: Weekend workshop 10.00am–5.00pm both days.

Lunch: For hygiene reasons, please bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available so please bring your own cup if you wish to, otherwise we will have disposable paper cups available.

Dates: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 May 2021, 10.00am–5.00pm.

Fees: £160 per person (concessionary rates available on request).

Tutor biography:

Florian Roithmayr initially trained as a theatre designer with Herbert Scherreiks in Germany before studying in London.

Florian works with sculpture to generate and trace exchanges between bodies, between bodies and materials, and between materials. The ambition is to register the consequences of one surface or material yielding another through capturing the unexpected gestures that occur in the gap between mould and cast. In this interstitial space, occurrences often remain unforeseeable and unaccountable.

Recent exhibitions include: The Humility of Plaster, HS Projects, London, UK (2019); something infinitely distant and strange, Tenderpixel, London, UK (2018); these here withins, Renata Fabbri Gallery, Milan, IT (2018); The Humility of Plaster, Kettle’s Yard and Museum of Classical Archae- ology, Cambridge, UK (both 2018); ir re par sur, Bloomberg Space, London, UK (2017); with, and, or, without, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2015/2016).

His book, Aftercast, was published by Tenderbooks, London, UK (2018), designed by Sara De Bondt Studios. A new artist book on waves will be published by Daedalus Studio, Athens, Greece, later this year.

Introductory workshop
Friday 11 June 2021 10.00-17.00

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Wysing studio artist Caroline Wendling presents an outdoor workshop demonstrating alternative ways of making inks using the natural environment and foraging. You’ll spend part of the workshop learning about natural materials you can use to make inks, how to brew them, and then you’ll spend time drawing with the inks you’ve made.

Skills: experimentations, initiative and some chemistry.

Safety notes: please wear clothing suitable for outdoor weather and sensible footwear. Part of this class will be held in a large, well ventilated room with a maximum of 6 participants. Social distancing will be in place at all times, and separate workstations will be provided for the ink making process. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of coronavirus or think you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. If you cancel for this reason, your booking fee will be refunded.

Materials: Please bring paper or a large sketchpad, a pen and pencil, a bag to put your foraged items in and a pestle and mortar. Everything else will be provided for you.

Caroline Wendling: Ink Making

Format: Day course 10.00am-17.00pm with a break for lunch.

Lunch: For hygiene reasons, please bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available so please bring your own cup if you wish to, otherwise we will have disposable paper cups available.

Date: Friday 11th June 2021

Fees: £110 per student

Tutor Biography

Caroline Wendling's work explores ideas of place and belonging. Her daily rural walks from home to studio feed her multidisciplinary practice through works that are fragile and transient, creating prints, objects, walks/performances and experiences. Commissions include Whitechapel Gallery, London, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and Deveron Projects, Huntly where she created White Wood.

Caroline is an experienced PGCE qualified teacher with over 20 years experience as a Further Education and Higher Education lecturer. She currently teaches Foundation to Art and Design Diploma at West Dean College and teaches with University of Cambridge Museums, Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination and Arts and Minds, Cambridge.

Two day weekend workshop
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June 2021

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In this fun, practical weekend course delivered over two days, artist Sally Plowman will guide you through making your own drum kit and learning to play it!

On day one, everyone will create their own DIY drum kit using every day materials, with bass drum, pedal, snare drum and cymbal elements. 

On the second day, Sally will lead you through some simple drumming rhythms and coordination exercises to practise on your new drum kits. With a focus on playing as a group, you will be introduced to combining drumming with listening and responding to find your natural rhythm.
This course is open to everyone, with no experience necessary. 

All materials will be provided and you can take your drum kit home with you at the end.

Sally Plowman: Drum-making

Safety notes: The two workshops will be held in Amphis, which is an outdoor structure and well ventilated, with a maximum of 6 participants. Social distancing will still be in place. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of coronavirus or think you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. If you cancel for this reason, your booking fee will be refunded. 

Materials: All materials are provided

Format: Weekend workshop in Wysing’s Amphis 10.00-4.00pm each day

Dates: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June 2021

Fees: £160 per student

Tutor Biography

Sally Plowman researches and develops collaborative working methods which explore the energy of interpersonal chemistry. Working broadly across performance, music, sculpture, drawing and animation, everything revolves around feeling engulfed together. Taking small encounters and realising the significance of the feeling, holding on, caring and not caring, moving and not moving, trying to have fun.

Sally has exhibited work around the UK, including performing clown shows at Supernormal Festival (2019) and in the De La Warr Pavilion car park (‘PARK(ing) Day’, 2019), and playing with her band Shaky Dome at Southwark Park Galleries (‘A Friends Rendezvous’, 2019).

Two day weekend workshop
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June 2021

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In this two day course ‘Experimental Camera-less Photography’, studio artist Emanuela Cusin will explore two techniques: the cyanotype printing and the chemigram process.

Participants will initially learn the traditional way of working with these processes; how to mix and handle chemicals; how sunlight effects the image formation on both cyanotype and chemigram prints; and secondly will be encouraged to explore and play with common household materials and chemicals, spices, plants, grass and more in order to create unexpected textures and compositions.

Safety notes: Please wear appropriate clothing. The two days will be held in a large, well ventilated room, with a maximum of 6 participants. Social distancing will be in place at all times, and separate workstations will be provided for each person. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of coronavirus or think you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. If you cancel for this reason, your booking fee will be refunded.

Emanuela Cusin: Experimental Photography

Materials: All materials provided as part of your course fee.

Dates: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June 2021 10.00am-4.00pm.

Format: Weekend workshop 10.00am-4.00 pm both days.

Lunch: For hygiene reasons, please bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available so please bring your own cup if you wish to, otherwise we will have disposable paper cups available.

Fees: £160 per person (concessionary rates available on request).

Tutor Biography

Emanuela Cusin is a multidisciplinary visual artist with a studio at Wysing Arts Centre, working with different mediums, methodologies and themes. Her practice is currently focused on the concept of uprootedness and themes of movement and inertia, vulnerability and resistance, destruction and re-construction.

She works with video, video installations, apps, found material, concrete, ceramics and recently with experimental camera-less photography. With her work she aims to create a safe space for confrontation and recovery, for herself, the audience and others involved.

Her work has been selected for events/pop-up exhibitions and educational projects at the Sainsbury Arts Centre; Tate Modern; Wysing Arts Centre; British Art Show 8; Firstsite and the University of Cambridge.