On Tuesday 25 January 2011, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Julia Dault and William J. O’Brien give a master class for young artists, undergraduate and (post)graduate students. This master class accompanies the exhibition Making is Thinking at Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art.

Julia Dault is a Canadian artist and critic based in New York, where she teaches regularly at Parsons. In her masterclass, students will engage in a critical studio by tackling subjects such as intentionality, expertise, and the present, via texts by Richard Sennett, Miwon Kwon, Don DeLillo, and Iris Murdoch; the discussion will shift into the material realm, which will celebrate collaborative making under the challenge of material constraints. The class’s work will culminate in an informal, synthesizing critique. website Julia Dault

William J. O’Brien is an artist based in Chicago, where he teaches often at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In his masterclass he will explore Linear and Non-Linear approaches to mark making. Using drawing as a starting point, this master class will explore both intuitive and contemporary approaches to space and the body. There will be exercises, discussion and a group critique. website William J. O’Brien