Sanctuary as Site: the Art of Installation

In this workshop participants will respond to Fleisher’s Sanctuary and create unique works through free writing, media production, found object, sculptural installation, and (perhaps most importantly) play. The workshop considers how we can create works that connect personal narratives, history and fiction through sculpture, installation and creative media production. You will also have the opportunity to learn about media production and installation in cooperation with members of PhillyCAM (Philadelphia Community Access Media).

Instructors: Katya Gorker and Suzanne Seesman

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • History and contemporary perspectives on installation art

  • Brainstorming ideas for site specific installation works

  • Recording and editing video and sound with accessible software and equipment

  • Manipulating found objects and sculptural forms within an installation context

Required supplies for the first session:

  • Notebook *

  • Pencil *

  • Smartphone or digital camera if available

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10% discount on art supply purchases. 

Additional supplies, to be discussed:

  • Found objects

  • Additional materials may need to be purchased depending on individual projects