Dinnerware Info

Dinnerware Artspace
119 E. Toole
Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact: Susan Ettl

Sculpting the Figure with Clay

Instructor: Kaye Guerin
Dates: May 7 and 14, 2011
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM with 1 hour for lunch
Workshop Fee: $160
Supply list: Available upon registration

If you have always wanted to create beautiful sculptures, this is the class for you. You will learn to create an exciting, alive figure in clay as well as learn how an armature (the wire structure that supports the clay) is built. With guidance from an instructor who has 30 years of experience in the field of art, students will learn how to visualize and carry out an original piece of art work. In addition, you will learn about the possibilities of extending your work into bronze casting with information on where you can have this done in Tucson. We will also discuss terra cotta clay, its properties, and the process of firing it in a kiln for a permanent art piece. Do not miss the chance to enjoy this absorbing, relaxing art form…even people who cannot draw or paint are able to create amazing sculptures! It’s so easy and fun you might even get “hooked” on it.

Kaye Guerin's art and life intertwine in a story of adventure and exploration. Every experience became a journey of understanding, from living in new cultures to traveling across vast spaces to explore historic trails. In the midst of a life lived richly in the moment, carved deeply by tragedy, love, humor and wonder, her imagination grew wings. Always seeking the unusual and extraordinary, she painted miles of canvas, showing sensitive portraits, landscapes and still life's. The Frye Art Museum in Seattle showed her Russian paintings, the Charles Russell Museum carried her bronze series of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and numerous galleries sold her work. Today her work is in many private collections across the United States, including the Jonas Salk collection.

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