|Surprises and Saints||Wednesday, July 31, 9:00 AM and
Thursday, August 1, 9:00 AM and
Friday, August 2, 9:00 AM
|Kirsten Stingle AND Lynn Leahy||$435|
|This workshop is 18 hours.|
Student Level: Beginner-Intermediate
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In this 3-day workshop, Kirsten and Lynn will lead students in creating a 28" cage skirt Santos doll and a decorative platform on which to display the Santos, using a multitude of mixed media techniques and figurative sculpting. First, students will learn how to create realistic heads, arms, and hands from air dry clay and creating jointed connections. If you have NEVER sculpted, this is your chance to learn while exploring the importance of gesture and expression as important narrative tools. Anatomy and proportion will be reviewed in class so prior figurative experience is not necessary. Beginners and all levels welcome.
Lynn will provide a wooden cube base for your Santos and guide you through the process of reverse painting on glass tiles that will be used to decorate this platform. Reverse painting is the process of painting on one side of the glass but viewing through the opposite side. It sounds confusing, but it really is easy once you see the process. This is for the beginner as well as the more proficient painter. A step-by-step guide of decorative patinas, collage and painting will also be provided.
Over the three days, Lynn and Kirsten will guide the class in a vast array of mixed media techniques including: reverse glass painting, collage, patina painting, and more to create your own personalized narrative Santos.
Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):
Student should bring:
Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:
Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.