STUFF!!!! (WATER) – A WORKSHOP FOR THE SENSES


* Instructor: Michael Casselli
* Dates: 6-weeks (Mondays & Saturdays) starting Oct 18:
             —Mondays 7-9 PM (Oct 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 22)
             —Saturdays 1-3 PM (Oct 23; Nov 6, 13, 20, 27; Dec 4)
* Place: Nonstop and Michael Casselli’s studio (also at Millworks)
* Workshop Fee: $140

Sculptor and mixed media artist Michael Casselli presents a workshop in STUFF! mixing elements of a visual arts workshop with a playful investigation into ideas and observations about the nature of WATER. Each participant will develop a project around the element water, and workshop time will be spent talking about this subject and learning techniques that will allow us to manipulate and shape this complex and versatile material. Some time will also be spent on a basic introduction to sound, light and moving image, and an examination of how these interactions with the senses can provide another palette from which to think about the experience of making and viewing.

Workshop size is limited to 8 and is open to people of all ages and interests. An arts background is not required in order to participate—just a willingness to indulge the senses in an immersive experience of thinking and making. This workshop will offer experience with different kinds of tools and approaches to the subject—water.

Contact: (310) 977-8583 or michael.casselli@nonstopinstitute.org

About The Instructor: Michael Casselli, visual artist, performer and freelance production coordinator, majored in Visual Arts and Performance Studies at Antioch College, then earned an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Additional to his personal artistic endeavors, numerous important experimental theater artists (including Richard Forman, Ann Bogart and Reza Abdoh) engaged Casselli’s for his many skills, and he received the Bessie Award for scenic designs made for Elizabeth Streb. Most recently, he provided technical design for Songs of Ascension, a collaborative work by Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton included in the 2009 Next Wave Festival. Casselli headed the Technical Direction Department and Production Management at Cal Arts and taught at NYU’s Steinhardt School. In 2008 he relocated to Yellow Springs, established his studio and designed the Nonstop space while also active in the Institute’s programming and governance.