The readymade, found or discarded object inspires artists to rework, reinterpret and reuse materials that are thrown away. Learn to construct assemblages and sculptures from a range of objects to transform useless materials into delightful artworks. Jane Gillings introduces you to the tools and construction techniques required to fabricate new artistic forms and concepts, adding layers of metaphoric or literal meaning. With demonstrations and exercises you will learn safe handling and work practices for cutting, shaping and connecting different objects. Start collecting your own cache of objects of various shapes and sizes including discarded plastics, fabrics, wood, metal, wire, containers and second-hand items such as toys, appliances, clothing and jewellery. Take up the challenge to interrupt the waste cycle, and re-use old objects to reduce the impact on the natural environment and realise your vision in thought-provoking, creative ways.
Artwork by Danyal Goodacre