Wood Relief Sculpture with David Holzman
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 16, 2021
Instructor: David Holzman
Dates: Tuesdays, October 19 – November 16
Time: 10 AM – 1 PM
Location: Five Points Arts Center Room 127
Class Cap: 8
This workshop offers a guide to developing a personal approach to wood relief sculpture. The focus is on relief carving as a versatile art making activity parallel to painting, printmaking and sculpture. Participants will be able to work up a project using basic relief carving techniques. Tools provided. Safety procedures will be followed. Basswood will be available at cost. Emphasis will be placed on participants’ choice of approach: relief sculpture in a pictorial format; deep relief; relief in free-standing sculpture and architectural settings. All levels welcome. Participants should bring a sketchbook of ideas.
David Holzman has recently retired from public school teaching after 34 years with the Simsbury Public Schools. Holzman continues to teach Design at CCSU. Having studied at Hartford Art School and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Holzman developed a studio practice that integrates painting, printmaking and sculpture in a converted garage near the banks of the Farmington river in Avon, CT, where he and his wife raised a family.. He began to make wood relief carvings more than 30 years ago, while continuing his involvement with the woodcut novel format. His work was published in Art Spiegelman’s RAW comics anthology as well as Zero Zero from Seattle and he was a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. In his current work of the last ten years known as The Book of Umm, Holzman seeks to revitalize the surrealist practice of automatic drawing as a wellspring of visual energy. Simultaneously, he has imagined a monumental approach to carved relief sculpture that deploys the automatic process to the spontaneous fabrication of imagery.