Recent Workshop Art…

untitled mixed media wall sculpture by artist Forrest "Bud" Tucker (c) 2010

Last month I held a mixed media workshop to create wall sculptures. My class ended up being small…and I mean SMALL, as in one student small! But that was just fine with us, we had a great day and he received one-on-one attention instead of being one of several. For this project we started off with a box full of different shapes and sizes of wood that I had cut a few months ago. We talked about design & composition and then he selected the pieces he thought he might like to work with and began laying them out in a tentative pattern.

image - work in progress from mixed media workshop (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

After he was pleased with this starting point we went on to discuss color, patterns and hues. Then he selected paints, papers, metals & inks and began covering the individual pieces of the sculpture. We took a break for lunch as those pieces dried and then he re-arranged the pieces to come up with the final composition before attaching them permanently.

image #2 of work in progress (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

Next was the gluing/clamping portion of the day. Once that was finished we cleaned up and let the piece dry overnight. I will be anxious to see this piece hanging up…there were several options for orientation and I am curious to see which he chooses! It also made me anxious to play with wood & create a sculpture of my own!

Ready, set, go!


2 thoughts on “Recent Workshop Art…

  1. Looks like you had a fun time together. Your student did a great job with the mixed media. I have been wanting to do some work with the mixed media again. Have not done anything since I took the class from you and I think that is going on a couple years. Where does time go.

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