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Sunday Family Workshop: Material Words7 December 2014

Material words

Image credit: Neringa Plange


This workshop is now fully booked. Please email Nicola Pomery to be added to the waiting list:

Sunday 7 December, 2.30 – 4pm
£5 per family| Suitable for ages 5 – 15 yrs

Inspired by the artist Shinro Ohtake's mixed media approach and his studies into materiality form and process, this workshop led by interdisciplinary graphic artist Neringa Plange will focus on exactly that: materials, forms and processes.

While trying various drawing techniques and experimenting with mark-making, participants will create letterforms and then cut and paste those letters into words. The words created will be taken from Ohtake’s vast materials list, such as: watercolour, wood, electronics, photograph, bulb, oil, fly, plastic fly, oil, oil varnish, oil stick, wood glue, persimmon tannin, plastic resin, felt-tip pen, spray paint, putty, photograph, printed matter, cardboard, thin paper, plastic sheet, cotton cloth, wire, iron, brass grommet, Japanese paper book, nail, leather, bulb, socket, electric wire, wooden box, iron board, balsa, can, wooden block, wooden shelf....the list goes on!

The workshop will result in a concertina book containing all the letters and words created. As a three dimensional object this book will present an unexpected poetic narrative about the artist’s work.

Biography: Originally from Lithuania Neringa Plange has studied and worked internationally for over 15 years, with strong emphasis on Identity, through graphics, typography & objects. Since graduating from an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, Neringa has exhibited her interactive work at Sustain RCA and TATE Modern. Recently her short film won BBC Worldwide Creative Challenge. She continues with her interdisciplinary creative practice as well as teaching.