Concrete Sculpture Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, March 25 & 26
Wouterina De Raad
Learn to make a concrete statue in this 2-day workshop. Wouterina will teach her own techniques, not offered in books or schools. During the first day of this workshop, we will make a multi-layered metal form, which will be cemented on the following day. You will learn how to cut and shape metal lath and when and how to use reinforcements. There will be a demonstration on various cementing techniques, discussions on cement formulas, and what pigments to use for coloring cement. Wouterina has a technique to create concrete environments without any welding. With this knowledge you can create benches in any shape you like, that can seat as many people as you want, as well as outdoor adobe style fireplaces, fences and arches that light up, life size sculptures, bird baths, planters, and smaller objects. All materials and tools are provided.

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Mosaic Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10
Wouterina De Raad

Learn the basic skills of mosaic tiling. Learn how to cut and break glass and ceramic tile, and what materials and adhesives to use for subzero climates. There will be a grouting demonstration and discussions on cement formulas and how to use pigments and texture a cement surface. You provide the object or sculpture to be decorated. All other materials and tools are provided.

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Stone Sculpture

5 Thursdays, April 20-May 25, 6:00-8:30 PM
Scott Malcolm

Stone sculpture is one of the oldest and most fundamental vehicles for human expression. From Stonehenge to Michelangelo’s David, to the soft sensual forms of Henry Moore, stone has been used by men and women to express the mysteries of the human experience reaching back to long before recorded human history. This Stone Sculpture open studio will be held indoors using hand tools on the “soft” stone of your choice. We welcome experienced sculptors who desire to work in community as well as beginners. Small pieces of stone and rudimentary tools along with basic use and safety instruction will be provided to beginners free of charge.  Returning students will have the opportunity to build their own custom work table and continue working and developing stone projects while beginning to accumulate their own tools. Small pieces of high quality alabaster will be offered for sale to interested students. Class is open to 6 new students; all returning students are welcome.

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