The Seated Pose with Arlene Fins: July 13-14, 10am to 5pm

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The Seated Pose with Arlene Fins: July 13-14, 10am to 5pm

275.00

In this workshop we will sculpt the figure in a seated pose. Using oil based clay, we will explore some specific considerations that are inherent in building a seated person vs. a standing or leaning figure. We’ll have short group critiques for the purpose of learning from each other. Beginners to experienced welcome!

Teacher, Arlene Fins, will provide information on foundries and people who can cast your pieces for you. This oil based clay cannot be fired in a kiln as water-based clay can. If you want to cast your piece when you finish sculpting it, you must have a mold made, and then have it cast. (We can talk about these materials and processes in class.) However, this oil-based clay will harden enough to put in your home as is, and it will last a very long time.

Arlene Fins’ interest in sculpture began some years ago on a New England beach. "One day I started sculpting people in the sand, just having fun. This first exploration with art in three dimensions, and the pure enjoyment of it, led her to take classes at the DeCordova Museum. She's gone on to study with world-class teachers, exhibit in galleries, win juried competitions, and teach.

Arlene has an extensive background and education in the arts, including a long career as a graphic artist/illustrator and a B. A. in Theater Arts/Music. These inform and influence her work. Her characters begin with the model and some clay, but they come to life through Arlene’s talent at capturing human moments.

“I sculpt to express something of the human condition. I want to capture and make three-dimensional a moment of emotion and character. Exploring the human form, proportion, and energy is how I find the right gesture, tilt of the head, facial expression that will reveal what person the sculpture was meant to be.”

Price per class, $250 plus $25 materials fee.

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