Interdisciplinary Sculpture with Silya Kiese, Sculptor, Kinetic Artist, Writer and Philosopher
This class is recommended for anyone who wants to explore new ideas, find new sources of creativity, and find new ways to make art. The class uses an interdisciplinary approach. It explores the development of 3D ideas using nature’s forms and shapes, and can include musical expression, and the illusion of kinetic movement related to light and the wind in nature.Students start with 3D-maquettes using a range of materials that includes wood, metal, stone, wax and found objects. Students then develop the maquettes into life-sized sculptures, working on original creative pieces in a supportive and collaborative environment.This class explores the questions: How does nature teach us her language? How do we use this language making sculpture? We use the natural world to find three-dimensional forms and shapes. Nature gives us an underlying visual geometrical alphabet to use in our creative process that we can discover.
Silya Kiese’s lively demonstrations and lectures on contemporary sculpture, live art, and installations have inspired many students. Ms. Kiese attended The Art Students League of New York and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received her M.F.A.
A distinguished lecturer in art, philosophy, and art history, Ms. Kiese has spoken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, School of Visual Arts, the University of California, Los Angeles, Rutgers University, and the Silvermine Guild Art Center. She was a visiting artist and lecturer at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Seattle Pacific University, Evergreen State College, and University of California, Berkeley. Her life-size sculptures, light art, and installations are exhibited internationally.