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meworkingstage3.jpgThe Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 South Carroll St,  Frederick, MD 21701


Sculpting The Portrait: Low Relief
Taking inspiration from the portrait reliefs of Saint-Gaudens, Verrochio, and other Renaissance masters, you will sculpt a portrait in bas (low) relief using a personal photo (in profile view) as your reference. You will learn techniques for creating the illusion of depth in a shallow space, and combine drawing and sculpting to create a shallow relief that can be wall-mounted after firing. Topics explored will include proper use of tools, properties of clay, preparation for firing, and finishing details. Open to all levels, this class is a good introduction to sculpture for someone who has a drawing background. Tuition includes supplies and firing.Sat 10-1.10/29-11/19. $160 ($135 member) of The Delaplaine.https://delaplaine.org/class/?id=23-2-SC01

Drawing From The Masters Ink: Working in Walnut Ink, copying Tiepolo, Van Gogh, Rembrandt
9/22-10/27 Th 6-9pm. This class has filled. Contact The Delaplaine to be put on a waiting list. 301-698-0656

The Valley Art Association, Mansion House Art Gallery, 480 Highland Ave.
Hagerstown City Park, Hagerstown, MD 21740

SEPTEMBER 15 and 16, Thurs and Fri. 10:30-4:30

Portrait Relief Sculpting from a Cast
In this workshop each student will work on a copy of a plaster portrait “mask” or high relief from a plaster copy of a masterwork. The workshop is meant as an overview and will touch on aspects of anatomy of the head, historical examples of portraits, tools, discussion of preparation for firing, as well as possible finishing techniques. There will be a 2 easel setup for each student, both with boards-one with the plaster copy attached and the other for the students’ clay. The setup allows for a one-to-one translation and is great for beginning and intermediate sculptors. The goal of the workshop is to familiarize students with the structure of individual facial features, to learn about the properties of water-based clay and the use of specific tools, and sculpture techniques.The class is also beneficial to painters, providing a new appreciation of anatomy and form. Costs $180 non-members/165 for members of VAA and WCMFA. Lunch is included in the workshop fee. For more information: ecwolfe@frontier.com 304-261-9583. The Mansion House Art Gallery, attn: Elaine Wolfe, 480 Highland Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740. http://www.valleyartassoc.com/contact_us.html


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