Beginner and Advanced Artists will gain a basic understanding of sculpting relief in earthen clay using basic materials. In an easy step by step procedure anyone can learn the process of applying texture and relief to any art form. In this workshop we will begin by hand building a vessel. Students will have the opportunity to choose between two different hand building methods. We will apply a variety of texture and sculptural techniques to build a composition using our clay forms as our canvas. The application of clay accents and design in any creative project can add a unique style to your artworks.
Creatives working in encaustic, jewelry or sculptors wanting to add fine art relief will learn and understand the basic techniques of bas relief and how to achieve greater detail in their work. In this workshop you will learn confidence in applying clay relief to any surface using a variety of mediums. Our focus will be on earth clay but we will discuss the many different modelling mediums that can be incorporated in any project such as jewelry, painting or pottery. Once the process is mastered it can be universally applied to many multimedia and creative art projects. Artists will be encouraged to discover their own artistic voice.
Course cost: $285 Supply fee: $2 Student Supply List
Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks and is inclusive of all applicable taxes.
ANGELA PISTRUCCI works primarily as a relief sculptor, designing coins for International Mints.
Angela has passionately studied the time honored approaches to creating art to influence her own mastery of composition and design to celebrate the dawn of a new era in the applied arts. She has been working towards educating artists and bringing the lost art of wax sculpting to the fore.
Recently in 2016 she was awarded a full scholarship at the Italian Mint, Istituto Poligrafico Zecca Stato – Scuola dell’Arte della Medaglia where she studied Wax Sculpting, Cameo Carving, Glass Enameling, Modelling with a variety of mediums, Moldmaking, Copper Engraving, Repouse and Chase. Angela is an award winning artist as well as has instructed Privately and in the community at Coast Collective, Metchosin International Summer School of Art and Clay Hub Collective. Although she focuses on Bas relief sculpting in a variety of mediums she has instructed and facilitated classes in life drawing and painting. In 2017 her Design for Saint George and the Dragon has been adopted as the National Gold Sovereign in Gibraltar. Angela’s work is collected internationally and is currently on exhibit in the collection of the Italian Mint Museum.
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