This student-originated studies (SOS) offering is a semi-structured program for intermediate to advanced students interested in making furniture and sculpture.
Sculpture and furniture refer to bodies and surrounding environments in different ways, engaging and animating both. This program will explore these relationships, working in wood, metals, and other media, and in community with other students.
Interested students must have prior college-level experience in sculpture or furniture, be technically proficient with the materials they propose to work with, and have a strong draft plan for studio work and supporting research prior to joining the program. (See signature and application requirements). The plan should focus on one particular sculptural or furniture form and explore its relationship with body and site, incorporating drawing, research, and reflection as parts of their studio work.
Students will be expected to establish a regular work routine in a shared studio space on campus with their peers. Students and faculty will meet regularly for individual and group reviews of work in progress, and for technical workshops relevant to studio projects. Students will attend the Evergreen Artist Lecture series and collectively plan and organize seminars and field research trips during the quarter. Written work will include regular work logs, research summaries and artist statements. Students will write critical responses to their peers’ work, draft self-evaluations and update their Academic Statements. At the quarter’s end, students will collectively exhibit their work, and make presentations on their studio work and supporting research.
Students may propose in-program internships as part of this SOS. Workshops, field trips, and interactions with the local arts community may be facilitated through the Creative Arts Incubator pilot project.
Contact faculty for an application form (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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$65 studio fee.
Material costs are contingent on the student’s chosen project. Students can expect to spend in the range of $100-$300 for supplies and specialized equipment. Vans are available on a first-come/first-served basis for one-day field research trips. Students are responsible for transportation and lodging costs for longer trips. There will be a $30/student shared studio resources