Saturday art workshop: Shapes of Nature / to the exhibition Jan Kovářík: Colorbond (cs)
Date and time
29. 8. 2020, 1–6 pm
Barrier-free entrance: basement and ground floor.
Eco-studio in the orangery
children under 10 years 5 CZK
others over 10 years (children, adults, seniors, parents) 20 CZK
Jan Kovářík: Colorbond
In our art responses to the work of Jan Kovářík, we’ll get inspired by the amorphous expression and biomorphic forms of the author’s sculptures. Like him, we’re going to use modern synthetic materials together with the traditional ones. Using the intuitive shaping, we will give new organic form to recyclable materials, softened by heat. Then we will add colors to these artworks, and decorative coatings that may resemble vibrating surfaces. We’ll also take inspiration from natural fragments – shapes of seeds, berries, stones, shells, conches, mushrooms, twigs, etc. Using manually smoothened ceramic clay, we will create small objects – simplified reflections of the natural forms. These artworks may be completed with surface decorations and colorful structures, or they can be left in the original, clear form. Using the recycle-art technique, we will also use the potential of materials that aren’t primarily used in art, such as drink cans, PET bottles or plastic wrappings. We’ll also use the mounting foam that can resemble biological shapes and volumes, growth, the sprawling process, metamorphosis of matter, living creatures, unknown entities, artificial beings or products of scientific research. We will experiment with proportions, spatial arrangement, structure and composition.