If you ever find yourself asking 'How do they do it?" when looking at an artist's work, now is your chance to go to the source and find out! In this one day workshop you will get to shadow a professional artist as they move through a typical day in the studio. Students will have the opportunity to work along side our guest artist to learn tools and techniques specific to their artistic practice. Please bring a lunch. Suggested materials to bring are specific to each guest artist.
About the Artist:
Defining her art as “contemporary pastoralism,” Nancy Winship Milliken is inspired by our age-old relationship to nature as a way to consider ecological questions in the present. She creates environmental and site-specific sculptures in both urban and rural settings using natural materials like sheep’s wool or mud from pasture fields. Her pieces interact with the environment and are activated by ephemeral forces such as wind, rain, and sun, calling attention to the textures, odors, and movement of natural materials composed in formally simple structures. Based in Vermont, she spends much of her time in self-directed residencies on farms, and her work ultimately addresses complex issues involved in sustainable living.
Students will join in creating a public generated earth sculpture, with words collected from all over America answering the question What Change Would You Like to Witness on this Earth.
Students will join Nancy out in the Field (location tbd)