Figure in Clay > Sep 26 – Nov 14

Figure in Clay
w/ Ritchie Velthuis
Fee: Members  $250, Non-Members $280
Date: Thursdays, September 26 – November 14, 2019. Hours: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
@ Harcourt House Artist Run Centre
Art Education Room #2, Annex Building, 10211 – 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
Please ring buzzer upon arrival
To register: email / call 780 426 4180
Method of Payment: In the office or online through this Eventbrite link

Are you looking to develop or improve your figurative sculpting in clay? Using a live model, participants will study various clay-modeling techniques, complexity of a human figure and will create successful ceramic sculptures. The properties of clay as a sculptural medium, basic anatomy, armatures, and various hand building techniques will be covered over the course of the workshop. Materials: Though clay and kiln firing will be provided, participants should bring their own sculpting tools, a board to work on, and old cloth.

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.

For more information or to register email or call our office at 780 426 4180.