The Lines of Nature by Marc Monzó

Workshop  /  Making   ProfessionalPractice   CriticalThinking   Research  /  31 Jul 2017  -  19 Aug 2017
Published: 07.06.2017
The Lines of Nature by Marc Monzó.
Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts
DEADLINE: 31/07/2017

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The aim in this jewellery design course is to hone and expand students’ individual expressive plastic talent by analysing our relationship with nature through jewellery.

The medium of jewellery has often been used to represent nature in a beautiful and intimate way. The scale and tools that we use in jewellery invite us to take a precise and analytical attitude to our activity. In the workshop „The lines of nature“ we will try to use our works to synthesise our perception of nature and our relationship with this environment. Nature, in its broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural or the material world. We will analyse what we consider to be natural, and what forms are taken by the phenomena of the physical world.
Students should develop a set of works that express their individual vision of nature. Particular attention will be paid to fine-tuning certain jewellery-making techniques, which will enable students to convey their message precisely. Individual advice will be given, and ideas exchanged in group discussions.
The works produced will be exhibited at the end of the course. The aim is to hone and expand students’ individual expressive plastic talent by analysing our relationship with nature through jewellery.

About the Teacher:
Marc Monzó is based in Barcelona (ES), where he was born in 1973. He studied at the Escola Massana in Barcelona from 1992 to 1997. Besides developing his own jewellery work, the renowned Catalan jewellery artist designs commissioned work for organisations, brands and others. His work is internationally exhibited in galleries and museums. Marc Monzó’s self-reflexive minimalistic jewellery is about material and about the nature of objects themselves. His intention is to search for essential forms and to invite people to complete his unpretentious jewellery through their individual use. The emphasis is on the process and the aesthetics of what is not yet finished.

The craft provides a base. Jewels are the tool, the larger project lies in the attempt to understand. Pieces appear according to the most immediate needs, which turn the manipulated matter into a map of reality. / Marc Monzó

Medium: Jewellery design.
Languages: English, Spanish.
Maximum number of participants: 12.
What to bring: Basic goldsmith's tools (pliers, files, drill, saw and blades) if available, drawing materials, laptop, camera.
Requirements: Basic knowledge of jewellery-making techniques.

Dates and price

Dates: 31 July - 19 August 2017
Price: 950 € (reduced price for students 710 €)