WORKSHOP 6/16 & 6/23 : Create a Portrait Sculpture with Vicki Lynn Wilson
Learn how to create your own portrait sculpture in clay!
On the first day, you will learn how to take measurements, create a simple armature and build a portrait sculpture at life size from pictures taken during class or brought by students.
On the second day, you will focus on hollowing out the piece, adding details and doing surface treatment. At the end of the workshop, your sculpture should be ready to dry and fire and you will receive it in about a month.
(Bonus: students in this course will be invited to attend the cold finishing demonstration on 07/21 at no additional cost)
Sunday 06/16 and 06/23, 10-4 pm. Ages 16 and older.
Clay, materials and bisque firing plus lunch each day included. Max of 10 students per class
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.