Sculpture Workshops

Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions:


Fall: October 17 to December 17, 2022 (8 weeks)
Winter: January 9 to March 4, 2023 (8 weeks)
Spring: March 6 to April 29, 2023 (8 weeks)
Late Spring: May 1 to May 27, 2023 (4 weeks)

Narrative Sculpture (3-Wings Workshop)

Days & Times:
March 3, March 4, and March 5 - 10am-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio F
Instructor:

In this course, students will work closely with figurative sculptor Kelsey Bowen to create clay figures that tell a story. Techniques covered in this workshop will include coil building, gesture, expression, and the use of objects to build a narrative within a 3-dimensional sculpture. The workshop will begin with the introductory techniques of sculpting the human figure in clay and move through the process of adding details to develop meaning. Kelsey will demonstrate the wet clay processes used to create her own work including anthropomorphic figurative sculpting, texturing, creating clothing with clay, and other detail-oriented sculpting techniques.

Sculpting the Horse Bust

Days & Times:
March 24 and March 25 - 9am - 4pm
Level:
All (some experience recommended)
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio E
Instructor:

This 2-day, this hands-on workshop takes advantage of the properties of earthenware clay as a medium. Because of its plasticity and its ability to take on fine detail, it is perfect for making what amounts to a beautiful bust of a horse. The workshop will cover the bone structure and the muscles of the horse head and study the surface anatomy. Size, mounting, and design of the sculpture will be covered in detail. The workshop will also discuss how to get the sculpture ready for firing. The workshop includes firing of the sculpture and a 25 lb bag of clay.

Finishing Sculpture Workshop

Days & Times:
April 14 and April 15 - 9am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio F
Instructor:

The workshop, taught by working sculptor Eduardo Gomez Rojas, will explore various techniques to create a “patina” on fired clay sculptures. This 2- day workshop is directed at students who have finished pieces in fired clay and would like help in putting a patina onto the piece to have finished work. This also includes students who may not be happy with a particular patina and would like to consider modifying it. The discussion will include technical as well as aesthetic reasons to select a specific patina technique as well as hands-on help to apply it. Students can bring as many pieces as they want but we suggest they inform the school how many they have at sign-up to ensure there are sufficient supplies.