Bachelor 1, 2 & 3
Professor : Frédéric Gaillard
During the first year, we focus on discovering and using materials as well as learning technical and production skills related to sculpture production, but also inherent to the art of sculpture. By realizing the endless variety of materials they can use, students appropriate and surpass them by giving them an enriched status, a metaphorical transformation, another reference point. By exploring this diversity and through many experiments and practices, one can start a personal work in the context of contemporary art history. By using the experience acquired by the students during the first year, the course further questions materials, media and techniques that can be used in sculpture in the broader sense, as well as different notions that stem from it. We focus especially on sculpture and its relation to space as well as on links with other artistic disciplines. The workshop aims at developing an established, personal,autonomous and conscious approach and to radicalize the plastic language. There are no exercises during year 3. However, notions of laboratory-workshop and explorations remain important; students will have to maintain a proactive practice. The autonomy acquired by the students is of great importance in the process of evaluation to get access to the Master’s degree. The main concern of this third year is the highly personalised and individualized approach of the student’s practice, while establishing connections with the outside world.