Upcoming Sculpture Classes
Instructor: Walt Padgett
Realism is a degree of abstraction. All art is abstract. To understand this is an enlightening, freeing experience; one’s appreciation of world art changes and one’s personal relationship to the natural world becomes more vital.
In this workshop students will have the opportunity to fully consider and to investigate the expressive potentials of abstraction as a process; by utilizing drawing from selected natural objects followed by sketching to develop ideas, students will then create three-dimensional mock-ups (maquettes) for development as sculptures in Styrofoam for casting.
Two classroom days will be devoted to lectures and discussions and hands-on exercises by which conceptual investigations will be translated into three-dimensional forms. The following two days will be devoted to actually casting one or more of each student’s sculptures in aluminum, and at least rudimentary finish work. Instruction will be provided for each step in this process.
Cast sculptures will be weighed and students will be expected to reimburse the instructor for the metal kept, at an inflated rate of $3/lb. to cover associated expenses. A final critique and discussion will be held at the close of the workshop.
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TUITION & FEES
There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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