Kinetic Wire SculptureApply Now
Bruce CampbellAUGUST 22-29This Class Is Full
This course is for students who want explore wire sculpture in a kinetic form—making it move. You'll learn the basics of manipulating wire and creating movement within a piece. The course will explore the ways basic actions can be achieved through the use of levers, offsets, cranks, and simple wire gears. You can work with a variety of wire gauges and incorporate other found objects into your work to create three-dimensional sculptures that illustrate motion.
Materials and tools are provided. $25 materials fee
ABOUT BRUCE CAMPBELL
Bruce Campbell has always loved to draw and spent his early years observing and sketching animals in the woods near his home. He graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in printmaking, and then an MFA from Indiana University in graphic design. In 1980, he started his own company, Bruce Campbell Design, specializing in the design of art museum books and exhibition catalogues. He was named design director for The Library of America in 1981 and in 1983 began designing books for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where for 30 years he designed many of the exhibition catalogues. His work has won awards in numerous book design shows. He began working in wire in the early 1990’s and thinks of his pieces as three-dimensional line drawings. Fascinated with the mechanics of movement, he began experimenting with kinetic wire sculpture in 2001. His work can be found at galleries in Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island. Bruce teaches occasional workshops in his studio in Brattleboro, VT.
This workshop is offered: Afternoon