Saturday, September 14, 10am-4pm
Looking at a range of everyday architectural elements from the carport to the luggage rack, we will discuss their systems of form and function. The class will construct collages, brainstorm multiple types of projects, create models, and perform spacial interventions based on class lectures and demos. We will develop our own projects based on "making space," sculptures that reference space use, create new spaces, or serve a use function as well as a visual function. All the materials discussed and produced in the workshop will be gathered together in a small zine created collectively by the class. This fast paced, non-traditional, and fun workshop is welcomes students of all experience and skill levels.
Emma Spertus received her MFA from Hunter College in New York for Combined Media in 2008 and her BA from Macalester College in 2001. Spertus works in a variety of media including installation, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. Her work has been most recently exhibited at the Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City, White Columns in New York, The Lab in San Francisco, and MacArthur B Arthur and Important Projects of Oakland. She has been selected to be a 2012 Artist in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts. Spertus was a founding member of local art space Rock Paper Scissors Collective and currently manages Real Time and Space, an arts studio and art residency in Oakland. www.emmaspertus.com