EXPERIMENTAL IMAGE MAKING
With Kenneth Merrick
4 days (Monday 16 – Thursday 19 January 2017) – 9.30am to 4pm
$320 – some materials included
Level: All levels
A materials list will be emailed with the enrolment confirmation letter
About the workshop:
This course is for anyone who is seeking to expand on or develop inventive approaches to image making. Through a merging of visual languages, and various media, students will learn to challenge aesthetic ideals and break with convention. Each session will start with a quick succession of image making exercises that require movement, collaboration, compromise and consideration. New techniques and studio strategies will be introduced each day. In addition to group exercises, students will also be encouraged to produce a broad range of work that combines transferable processes with self-directed interests. Areas covered will include: mark making techniques, drawing strategies, various media and materials, analogue/digital collage, and optics and projection. This course will get students to reconnect with their creativity and experimental approach to art.
About Kenneth Merrick:
Kenneth Merrick is an Auckland-based artist whose creative output extends across a range of media and materials. Through intuitive approaches, visual thought processes and d.i.y methods his work forms a basis for broad enquiry with eclectic ideas. He holds a Bachelor of Design & Visual Arts (Painting) from Unitec, a Diploma in Audio Engineering from SAE Institute, Auckland and a Bachelor of Music (Composition/Electronic Music) from the University of Auckland.
Kenneth has exhibited work in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Australia, England, Japan, New Zealand, and the USA, and is currently represented by Whitespace Contemporary Art, Auckland.