In this class, students will create large, papier-mache’ big heads and giants for future street performances, pageantries and the University’s Bicentennial Celebration slated for this October, 2017. The class will work as a collective group, creating their work under one unifying theme. We will work in clay, cast plaster, paper, paint and fabric to realize our big heads, giants and their costumes. Introduction to Drawing I is a preferred prerequisite for this class and there will be a need to finish course work outside of class time.
Professor Marlatt has taught Painting and Drawing at UVA for 28 years. She is the founder and the director of The Big Head Brigade, LLC; an artist collective that creates and performs in papier-mache’ big heads. Members include professional artists and students. They have performed throughout Virginia, North Carolina, New York City and Prague. More information can be found on their website; www.BigHeadBrigade.com