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Masterclass Eddy Roos, Model in motion

Wackers Academie Amsterdam, The Netherlands

MASTERCLASS BEWEGEND MODEL door Eddy Roos en Rachel Dieraert
Bij aanwezigheid van buitenlandse studenten zal deze masterclass in het Engels worden gegeven.

Monday 30 June - Friday 11 July 2014 (no class on Sat 5th and Sun 6th July)
9.30 - 12.30 am. Teacher: Eddy Roos
13.30 - 16.30 pm. Teacher: Eddy Roos
19.00 - 22.00 pm. Teacher: Rachel Dieraert
Fee: € 980,- (excl. materials).

Eddy Roos studied at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam (with prof P. Esser, prof P. Gregoire and C. Hund). After finishing his study he also practiced for some time with the famous Italian sculptor G. Manzu in Italy. Eddy works in the tradition of these masters, yet in a new, innovative way. Knowledge of traditional sculpture (from prof Bronner and C. Despiau) combined with modern ideas culminated in innovative works of art.
After a trend towards more abstract sculptures, Eddy Roos gave renewed impulse to figurative sculpting. Shape is a free form in a space. With regard to space: take the famous sculpture the Dokwerker in Amsterdam: it takes up the whole space, both literally and figuratively, expressing resistance and human failure. The sculpture reinforces the strong sense of determination. More than being an object the sculpture makes you experience space.

Rachel Dieraert attended the Art Academy Minerva in Groningen. She has more than 10 years experience as visual artist. Humans and the human figure are important sources of inspiration for Rachel. In her paintings, the use of color is very important and there is a certain monumentality in her work. In her portraits she tries to find consistancy between a person's emotion and monumentality, as abstraction. Composition and abstraction make the painting thus transcend the representational story. Abstraction and monumentality are important elements also in her drawings. Rachel likes to draw models in motion, using dancers and acrobats as sources of inspiration.

Masterclass Eddy Roos (sculpting) and Rachel Dieraert (drawing)
A dancing person will be the inspiration for this masterclass. You will learn to make a technically correct sculpture, but Eddy Roos will also show you that in the process there are some crucial choices to make. The idea is not to make a copy of nature but rather: to create space. The sculpture as an experience of space to create an illusion.

On the first day of the masterclass we will discuss the book Armatuur of prof P. Gregoire. Next, we will focus on dance and how we experience spatiality in a sculpture. During the day sessions we will work on a sculpture of about 50 cm, with Rodin as our main reference. Models will be live dancing, thus enabling us to create a sculpture in all its dimensions. In the evening sessions we will focus on drawing a model-in-motion. It might seem difficult at first, but the aim is to heighten your sense of fluidity in the lines and move away from creating representational images.
Simultaneously with this masterclass the dance festival Julidans will take place in Amsterdam. We might use this opportunity to attend one of the dance performances and draw there. More details at the masterclass.
This intensive masterclass of 14 days will make you experience sculpting in a vibrant way.

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from 30 June to 11 July 2014



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