In this class, we will explore the qualities of metal as a medium for constructing sculptural objects. With the use of hand tools, (some powered) which are relatively inexpensive, accessible, and safe to use, various kinds of metal will be cut, filed, joined, drilled, bent, and finished. The history of metal as an art medium will be addressed, and class projects will be directed towards realizing the possibilities of this material to make objects of all kinds with creative freedom.
Marshall Elliott received his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute and BA degrees in Film Studies and English Literature at the University of Colorado. In addition to numerous Bay Area spaces such as The deYoung museum, The Headlands Center for the Arts, City Limits, and the Jules Maeght Gallery, he has shown work in Colorado, Oregon, Chicago, Nebraska, and Puerto Rico. He is an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts and currently lives in Oakland.View Gallery »