Mobile Sculpture Workshop
The Mobile Sculpture Workshop, an outreach program of The Industrial Arts Cooperative, is a summer workshop aimed at demonstrating the techniques of safe and proper welding and metal fabrication while producing a large-scale sculpture for public display. This program is an effort to inspire the youth of Pittsburgh and its neighbors with an opportunity of design, conception and completion of public art.
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Local students are offered one-on-one training to learn basic techniques of welding and metal fabrication. Qualified students will be accepted based on their individual interest and passion. Students receive a modest stipend at the end of the summer for their participation in the project.
Apprentices will guide the vision, planning and creation of a large sculpture that will be completed and installed in the Pittsburgh area. Before completion, the evolving work will live on a flat-bed trailer, mobile and ready for the next scheduled event.
The work-in-progress sculpture will travel to 12 community events and festivals throughout the summer of 2015. Apprentices will demonstrate live sculpture making and metal work at events throughout the community.