Thursday, April 22, 2010
Sculpting Workshop offered in Athens this May
Sculpt Across America, a sculpting tour traveling the country, will be in the Athens area this May to bring attention to sculpture and the art of sculpting and to get people working in clay!
The tour includes a sculpting workshop for local artists. The two-day workshop focuses on intensive figure/torso sculpting. Artists can tackle the full figure or just the torso. Either option will teach artists the techniques and approach needed to achieve accuracy and naturalism. The workshop will introduce techniques called “The Speed in Which Form Turns” and “Triangulation” and will explain specific sculpting methods that will increase accuracy, anatomy, process and modeling techniques with a naturalistic approach reminiscent of the Old Masters.
The workshop will be taught by Karen Cope, a figurative sculptor from California. Cope was classically trained at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. She has taught figurative sculpture at her alma mater, the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Disney’s Circle Seven Studios and Cope Studios (her private studio where she develops her work and teaches a variety of classes, workshops and private lessons).
The workshop will be offered at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) located at 34 School Street in Watksinville, May 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break each day. Cost is $225 per person, and there are still a few spots open. To secure reservations, contact Gary at 706.225.9082 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Ashley James at 3:40 PM