WORKSHOP 4/14 & 4/28 : Create a Figure Sculpture from a Live Model with Vicki Lynn Wilson, Sunday
Learn the fundamentals of creating a realistic figure from clay and create your own 1/3 scale figure.
On the first day of this two day workshop, you learn how to take measurements and create a drawing to work from plus how to create an armature for supporting the figure and then you will build a figure in 1/3 scale from a model.
On Sunday, 4/28, you will focus on hollowing out the piece, adding details and surface treatment of the work. At the end of the workshop, your sculpture should be ready to dry and fire.
You can pick your bisque fired figure up in about in about a month.
(As a bonus: students in this course will be invited to attend the cold finishing demonstration on 07/21 at no additional cost)
Sunday 4/14 and 4/28, 10-4 pm, ages 18 and older
Model fee, clay, materials & bisque firing plus lunch each day is included. Max 10 students
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.