HALF DAY WORKSHOP 5/05 : Basics of Figure Sculpture from a Live Model with Vicki Lynn Wilson
Learn the basics of creating a figure in clay using a live model. In this fast paced afternoon workshop, you will learn how to take measurements, to make a quick gesture drawing, create a simple armature to support the figure and to build a figure in 1/3 scale. At the end of the session, you will take away a rough version of a figure that you can work on later.
Vicki will discuss and demonstrate how to hollow out and dry your sculpture but this short workshop does not allow time for that process. NOTE: a full two dayworkshop which includes a finished and fired figure is also available.)
(Bonus: students in this course will be invited to attend the cold finishing demonstration on 07/21 at no additional cost.)
1-5 pm Sunday 05/05, Ages 18 and older.
Model fee, clay &materials included. Max 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.