In this two-day workshop, students will learn to sculpt a female torso in water-based clay from an unclothed model. On Friday night, Maria will introduce, demo, and talk about materials and tools. Saturday and Sunday will allow students to work solidly on their sculptures where they will learn how to arrange a clay foundation according to the position, proportion, and planes of the model. Tooling techniques, detail, and surface treatment will be covered. Focusing on just the torso with no appendages will allow students to spend lots of time on the graceful detail of the torso. There will be a one-hour lunch break each day. Feel free to bring your own lunch or enjoy plenty of dining options nearby. Model fee and an armature for each student are included in the workshop fee.
Tuesdays, January 10-February 7
instructor: Maria Willison
Bas-relief sculptures are a sculptor’s link between two dimensions and three dimensions. Bas-relief, a French term meaning “low relief” is a kind of carving or sculpture in which the figures and forms are raised a few inches from a flat background to give a three-dimensional effect. Bas-relief can be found in many applications including fine art, architecture and the coins in your pocket. In this 5 week class, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of this beautiful and classical technique.
Tuesdays, October 11-November 1
instructor: Maria Willison
Beginners are welcome!
In this 4 week class, students will be learning the fundamentals of sculpting three dimensional forms in white clay. Students will work on two different projects that will build upon each other and provide an excellent foundation for understanding how to work three dimensionally.
Opening Reception: Friday, July 1 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
(in conjunction with AVA's Gallery Grand Reopening)
The Association for Visual Arts announces an exhibit that grew from a partnership with the Hunter Museum of American Art and emerging artists. This exhibit will take place in AVA’s Landis Education Gallery, opening Friday, July 1, and continuing through July 29.
This exhibit highlights thirteen of AVA’s most talented emerging artists. These artists were asked to choose their favorite artwork in the Hunter’s collection and contemplate how it speaks to them personally and informs their artistic practice. They then spoke about the works and their reaction to them on camera. In Examinations, these videos will be shown alongside recent artworks by the thirteen artists.
Artists included in this exhibit are: Timur Akhriev, Anderson Bailey, Jessie Bean, Amanda Brazier, Adriana Caloca, Maria Willison, Aaron Cowan, Rondell Crier, Steven Eddy, Myles Freeman, Josiah Golson, Laura Little, and Heath Montgomery.
More info and a preview from one of the videos featured at http://www.avarts.org/current-exhibit.
Two consecutive weekends
July 18-19 & July 25-26 10:00 a.m.-4:00 pm
July 17, Demo: 6-8 p.m. | open to the public free of charge
Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged.
Painting and sculpture rolled into one fantastic workshop!
This two-part workshop is designed to help students see the planes of the head and have a full understanding of the relationships of form, light, and color. By working in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums (paint and clay), students will have a clearer understanding of the head, resulting in making a better portrait. No matter which medium you are used to working in, you will gain invaluable information about portraiture by working with both clay and paint, and having to think about the portrait in two and three dimensions. Plus, you will benefit by receiving instruction from two different teachers. Each instructor will be referencing the other, so students may not opt to register for just one weekend. Model fees are included. There will be a one hour lunch break day. Lunch is on your own. Bring your own or enjoy plenty of options in our South side neighborhood.
To register for the class please go to townsendatelier.com