HALF DAY WORKSHOP 5/12 : Basics of Portrait Sculpture from Photos, Sunday
In this fast paced afternoon workshop, learn the basics of creating a portrait sculpture in clay. You will learn how to take measurements from your photos*, create a simple armature and build a head at life size. At the end of the session, you will have created arough version of a portrait sculpture that you can work on later.
Vicki will also discuss and demonstrate how to hollow out and dry your sculpture but this short workshop does not allow time for that process. (Note: a two day workshop where you will be able to complete and fire your work is also available.)
(Bonus: students in this course will be invited to attend the cold finishing demonstration on 07/21 at no additional cost)
*Please bring five 8x10 printed photos/photocopies of the subject you wish to sculpt: the face straight on, both sides of head, back of head and from directly above head.
Sunday 05/12, 1-5 pm, Age 16 and older.
Materials 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.