|Spirit Shields - Surface design for metal, clay & wood||Wednesday, July 29, 6:30 PM and
Thursday, July 30, 9:00 AM
|This workshop is 9 hours.|
Student Level: All levels
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Several years ago, during a particularly difficult time in my life, I created a series of figurative assemblages and called them "Spirit Protectors" because I immediately felt better while making them. This is the second body of work to come from that series.
This workshop is chock-full of my favorite surface design treatments for metal, clay and wood!
First I will introduce you to two of my favorite processes for altering metal and I will teach you how to create stunning prints and textures on metal through leaf printing and faux etching.
Through the process of cutting these different sheet metal bits and attaching them to a wooden base, you will learn several simple cold connection techniques, no glue needed, and I will teach you my favorite tips & tricks to achieve balance, contrast & a powerful composition, as well as how to efficiently and safely operate the tools.
While creating the fun and funky faces for our figures, you will learn how to make a mold of just about anything, and a simple but very effective way to form and highlight a unique sculptural face and capture amazing emotive expressions.
Finally, we will bring all the components together as two stunning figurative "Spirit Shield" assemblages. My goal is that you will leave with at least one finished piece, approximately 5 x 7 inches, two if you tend to work faster.
I absolutely love making these & I would love to teach you how. There are so many useful techniques in these pieces for you to use in your own artistic journey. I very much hope you can join us! No special skills or experience is needed, just plan to come & have a great time making art!
Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):
Student should bring:
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