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10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Maria Willison
In this weekend workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of sculpting three-dimensional forms. The two projects we will be working on will build upon one another. During the first project we will be sculpting a bell pepper. This is a common way to introduce students to sculpting three-dimensional forms, as peppers have many interesting undulating forms that are perfect to sculpt with not too much overwhelming detail. For the second project, students will sculpt a facial detail from casts of Michelangelo's David's face. This is a tried and true traditional method for teaching sculpture and allows students to gain insight into form and human anatomy. These projects will be invaluable foundations for students as they continue in their artistic endeavors.
About the artist:
Maria Willison is a figurative sculptor working in the round and in relief. She found her true love of art while attending college for her Bachelor's Degree. Maria has won several awards in competitions throughout the country and has shown her work at various locations in Chattanooga, TN.
Maria's work is thoughtful and dynamic. She strives for perfection of anatomy and technique while maintaining strong concepts to anchor her work so that the viewer may glimpse into the narratives she seeks to convey. Maria currently lives in Chattanooga with her husband. When she is not teaching workshops at
Townsend Atelier or creating her own pieces, she is working on donor recognition relief tile commissions for non-profit organizations.
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