FROM 2D TO 3D:
HOW CAN A COMPUTER HELP ME MAKE ART?
With Peter Gibson Smith
(Enrolment to this course will close on monday 9th of January)
5 days (Monday 16 – Friday 20 January 2017) – 9.30am to 4pm
$450 – materials included
Level: All levels. A degree of patience and dexterity is desirable.
A materials list will be emailed with the enrolment confirmation letter
About the workshop:
Computer technology can be very useful for artists, but for those working with tangible materials in the non-virtual world, it’s often incompatible… until you know how.
This course offers a range of simple processes using commonplace software like Photoshop ®, Illustrator ® and Sketchup ® to make computer-assisted art out of basic materials like: paper, pencil, vinyl and glue and tools like: scalpel and scissors. Students will also have access to a professional quality vinyl-cutter. Starting with 2-dimensional vinyl-cutting, students move through to making fully 3-dimensional objects that originate in the virtual world of the computer. Time is allowed in the last 2 days for participants to then develop their own project from knowledge gained in the first 3 days.
About Peter Gibson Smith:
Since graduating from the Elam School of Fine Arts in 1984, Peter has had over 30 solo exhibitions at public and dealer galleries throughout New Zealand. His work focuses on relationships between digital technology and painting. His most recent work takes the methods and processes of 3D computer modelling and applies them to the making of pencil and paper objects.
His work appears in numerous public and private collections throughout New Zealand and he has been the recipient of many grants and awards including: The Frances Hodgkins Fellowship in 1993 and was the Paramount winner of the Wallace Art Award in 2001.