INTENSIVE 4/3 & 4/10 : Drawing for the Potter and Sculptor with Vicki Lynn Wilson
During this two session intensive, you will create observational images from still life objects. This is an excellent way to develop signature shapes and to learn design concepts for expanding your pot vocabulary.
Brush up on your rendering skills, learn design basics that transcend medium, visualize and stimulate ideas for your 3-D work or draw for the sake of drawing. The instructional focus will be on Line, Shape, Proportion and Perspective with the intent of making images that can be developed into pots and sculptures.
The first session will introduce you to design concepts for making appealing shapes. We will practice drawing from still life objects/pottery forms in class. Practice and shape making on your own will be recommended for the following week, followed by a second class meeting where we’ll discuss your invented shapes and approaches to attempting these shapes in clay.
April 3 & 10, 6:30-9 pm, All materials provided (charcoal, pencils and paper) - OR bring your favorite drawing materials and do your thing in an encouraging environment.
Max 12 students, Age 16 and up.
Vicki Lynn Wilson is a 2019 resident artist at District Clay. She holds a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and an MFA from Portland State University, both in Sculpture. Vicki grew up in Virginia and, at age 16, began a three year apprenticeship to bronze and stone sculptor, Retha Walden-Gambaro. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University for a year of Foundation Art before moving to Oregon to finish school. After receiving her BFA, Vicki worked for theatrical prop and costume shop, Michael Curry Design, and was a member of Blackfish Gallery for 5 years. At Blackfish, Vicki curated the 2004 show “The Locals”, and had a solo installation exhibit titled “Love in the Wild” in 2006.
Vicki’s work has also been shown in Portland at Gallery Homeland, Froelick Gallery, Tryon Creek State Park and the Portland Building Installation Space. Nationally her work has been shown in OR, NY, MA, TN, VA and AZ.
Vicki has been collaborating on public and private commissions with her husband, John Larsen, for over a decade. The team has completed several permanent installations including the Oregon Zoo and Main Street Oregon City. Vicki has been teaching Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawing and Design in Oregon colleges since 2005 and was a 2017 artist in residence at Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, Va.