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2 - Day Build a Better Beast Workshop with Steve Palmer



This workshop will focus on designing and constructing an animal with a combination of techniques including slab, coil, modeling with both reductive and additive processes. Whether you create a replica of a real animal, one totally from your imagination, or an abstract suggestion of an animal you will learn sculptural techniques that can be used for many other forms of clay sculpture. Humans have been sculpting animals for at least 26,000 years, now its your turn. Enjoy!


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Students need to have basic hand building or sculpting skills
Materials Included: Clay must be purchased form our shop, but you are welcome to bring your own tools or buy them in our shop. Bring any tools you have and use ours as needed. We will provide refreshments. Bodos is next door but they are often very busy on the weekends, so, to save time, please bring a bagged lunch. Masks are required at this time
Requirements: For adults only
Instructor: Steve Palmer
Instructor Bio: My passion for working in clay took off while I was a Studio Member of the South County Art Association. The opportunity to work and teach in a creative, supportive environment, surrounded by artists for me is the ideal. I received my B.F.A. from Rhode Island College, and studied sculpture in Italy at the Tuscan Renaissance Center. As a member of SCAA and City Clay, I continue to explore the many forms and functions of clay. Through teaching, I hope to share and ignite the same passion and excitement in my students that I have for the ceramic form.
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