Sculpture Workshops

Early Fall, Fall, and Winter Sessions:


Early Fall: September 6 to October 15, 2022 (6 weeks )
Fall: October 17 to December 17, 2022 (8 weeks)
Winter: January 9 to March 3, 2023 (8 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.

From Fabric to Clay: Clothing the Vessel

Days & Times:
January 13, January 14, and January 15 - 10am-4pm
Level:
Intermediate to Advance
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio F
Instructor:

In this 3-day workshop, students will create a 8.5’’x11’’x1’’ plaster slab from a swatch of low-relief fabric or section of clothing. Students will learn a transfer technique using their plaster slab by adding layers of colored slip to create a textured soft slab of clay. After the soft slab of clay has been created, students will learn basic soft slab building techniques to turn their slab into a cup/mug or leave it flat to create a tile. Students will come away from this workshop with their very own plaster slab of fabric texture and a new technique to take their surface designs to a whole new level.

Students will set up and pour their plaster slab on the first day, learn how to transfer texture onto their slab of clay on the second day, and practice transferring their slab and soft slab building on the third day. This workshop is for students who consider themselves intermediate makers. Previous slab building experience is highly recommended.

Stone Carving

Days & Times:
January 10, January 11, and January 12 - 9am-4pm
Level:
Beginner to Advanced
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Event Deck
Instructor:
  1. Beginners:
    This is a hands-on workshop that will provide students familiarity with handheld carving tools such as the chisel and mallet, and the types of stones (alabaster) necessary for this process. Each student will learn techniques to visualize three-dimensionally and strengthen one’s craving skills by creating a mortar in all phases: roughing, refinement, finishing, and polishing. As a bonus, each student will be gifted a hand-carved pestle by Lucio to complement their new mortar.
  2. Experienced:
    This advanced workshop is only for experienced students who have already taken a beginner’s course or who have their own experience with stone carving. The two-leveled workshop is held simultaneously. Lucio recommends arriving with a small personal project or reference images of an object that can be realized in the size of the Alabaster blocks that are provided (each stone roughly 10in sq with variety of dimensions) and with hand tools available.

All tools and materials will be provided. If you have your own tools, you are encouraged to bring them.