Superstructures

These are fun and experitmental workshops geared to students of different levels that we offered to complement our Olympics related exhibition Plastics for gold. Similar workshops are on offer relating to our current exhibition and we are happy to tailor them to a particular school's needs. If you would like us to provide a workshop for you please contact modip@aub.ac.uk.

Our workshops challenge participants to develop their creative thinking and explore some of the concepts present within current Art, Design and Media practice. Through a series of exciting, hands on, mini projects, students are encouraged to consider a wide range of design elements, including structure, form, space, scale, texture and movement. Students are also asked to think about how 'design', in all its forms, fits into the world around them.

 

Superstructures
Students drawing objects from the MoDiP collection

Superstructures 1

Suitable for younger students (years 7-11) this is a hand's on workshop, which sets the challenge to build a "super structure". Working in small teams, students design and build a tower/structure using an exciting variety of materials, and see how high they can go!!! Exploring words such as arch, span, pillar, tiers, suspension and taking inspiration from Anish Kapoor's Olympic Orbit Tower, teams can reach for the skies and see who wins bronze, silver or gold.

 

Superstructures
Superstructures

Superstructures 2

Suitable for older students (GCSE and A level), this is an opportunity for students to work with a live model and to explore the ideas of motion within the human form. Using poses inspired by the dynamic movements of the Olympic athletes we will explore a variety of techniques and materials, charcoal, ink, acrylic paint and collage, as we try to capture the rhythm and flow of the figure in motion. The idea of experimentation and abstraction form an important part of this workshop.