Deadline: Aug 14, 2019 - 11:45 pm
Studio Practicum programs provide an opportunity for participants to expand and enhance their technical skills in mediums supported by Banff Centre’s Visual Arts production facilities.
This program offers practical experience in the areas of tool maintenance and safety, woodworking with hand tools and heavy equipment (table saw, band saw, planer, jointer, miter saw), metal working and metal casting (bronze and aluminum), and training in sculpture studio operation for support of artistic practice.
Sculpture Studio Practicum participants will receive mentorship and feedback from the Sculpture Facilitator and assist in the delivery of Visual Arts residency programs and events. Participants learn maintenance and safe operation of equipment, and provide assistance to the Sculpture Facilitator, in support of artists in residence utilizing the sculpture facilities.
What does the program offer?
Learning opportunities will arise through workshops, demonstrations, and instruction in studio training. Individual learning objectives and goals are determined in consultation with a mentor at the beginning of the program. Sculpture is the principal focus of this program, however supplementary learning opportunities may be offered in other Visual Arts disciplines throughout the program.
Practicum participants will experience hands-on learning in support of artist projects in Visual Arts residency programs. Participants will receive mentorship to strengthen their technical and artistic knowledge, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
The regular course of study for the Sculpture Studio Practicum is 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Participants have the opportunity to spend one weekday focused on independent study, while the other four weekdays are dedicated to supporting the Sculpture Facilitator, artists in residence, and regular departmental projects.
Who should apply?
This program is suited for recent graduates of studio-based programs with an emphasis on sculpture. The programs offer experience within a professional organization for those seeking careers as studio technicians, production assistants, or those in pursuit of graduate studies. Applicants must exhibit foundational skills in various sculptural processes through their portfolio submissions.
Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.