Sculpture: Figure in Clay

Auguste Rodin – Despairing Adolescent

Using a live model participants will explore the human figure in clay to create a successful ceramic sculpture. The properties of clay as a sculptural medium, basic anatomy, armatures, and various techniques will be covered over the course of the workshop. The cost of one box of clay and the firing of your piece will be included in the cost of the course.

Edmonton based artist, Ritchie Velthuis, has been a practicing his craft for most of his life. This commitment was rewarded with the distinct honour of designing a Homeless Memorial for Edmonton in 2011 which was collaboratively created with Keith Turnbull, Mike Turnbull and numerous community artists. The last 25 years have been devoted to exploring sculpture in various mediums including clay, resin, stone, cement, ice, and snow. He has received numerous awards for his ice and snow practice which include People’s Choice, Artist Choice and 1st place in the national category of the International Snow Sculpture Event at Carnival in Quebec City.

Instructor: Ritchie Velthius

May 25, June 1, and June 8

Thursdays from 7 – 10pm

Members: $125/Non Members: $140

For more information, or to register, please call 780.426.4180
or email Tim at harcourtoutreach@shaw.ca, or Angèle at harcourtinfo@shaw.ca

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