Don't lose heart! by Barbara Schrobenhauser 2016

Workshop  /  Research   Making   CriticalThinking  /  31 Jul 2016  -  13 Aug 2016
Published: 11.05.2016
Photo by Constanze Schreiber.
Photo by Constanze Schreiber

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By nature, the making process offers surprising, coincidental, irrational, value-free possibilities that the mind cannot predict, imagine or couldn`t admit. Based on some exercises we will generate tests, combinations , layerings and aesthetics. We will use classical and not conventional materials and techniques of jewellery making. Materials and techniques, both traditional and new, carry a wealth of information; changing cultural, historical, and sensorial references, which we try to talk about.
How this challenge is then applied in creative terms is the central theme. The aim of the course is to create a piece of jewellery, or a series of pieces, by the end of the Summer Academy. The process of working artistically with one's hands opens up many surprising, irrational and coincidental possibilities which cannot be calculated or constructed in advance. Tasks give rise to material tests and combinations,  to the building of layers and aesthetics. The course looks at both traditional and unconventional materials employed by goldsmiths. The resulting work will be examined through group discussions and one on one tutorials referencing the broader historical and cultural context.

In order that participants achieve a result of genuine personal value, we would recommend booking for the full two weeks. Each participant is invited to bring their own materials.

About the teacher
Barbara is based in Munich and it's her second time beeing invited to hold a workshop at the Summer Academy in Neuburg. She finished her studies at the Academy of fine Arts Munich in the class of Otto Künzli in the beginning of 2013 and got several prizes for her recent work. Since 2012 she teaches young adults at the highschool for art and design Munich in object design and paper technics.

Media: Jewellery
Language: German, English, Spanish
Maximum number of participants: 10
What to bring: You will get information by E-mail after your registration.

There is the possibility of participating only one week, means half price.
In the first week there is only 2 places left and for the second week 6 places left

Dates and price

Dates: 31st of Julyto 13 th of August
Price: Two weeks 275 € for students / normal 405 € (accomodation is not included) for early birds till 31th of may after it´s 10 % more
Overwiew of the workshop space
. Photo by Barbara Schrobenhauser.
Overwiew of the workshop space
Photo by Barbara Schrobenhauser

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