Building as a Team: Making Sculpture for the Community
Pal Tiya Premium is a new cement based sculpting medium designed for large outdoor sculpture. This workshop will give participants all the skills necessary for building permanent outdoor sculpture. Working collaboratively, we will create large sculpture in 2 days. You will learn about armature construction, materials handling, and developing deep textures. As a skills class this workshop will show the speed and ease of building collaboratively on larger works. The final sculptures will be situated on the grounds of the ArtisTree campus for visitors to enjoy. No prior experience required.
Amber Geneva Erkiletian received her BFA at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago where she gained a passion for working in large-scale steel sculpture. Her curiosity about the range of materials available for sculpture caused her to pursue diverse fields that feed her professional development and her application of technical knowledge. Amber’s experience ranges from casting aluminum and bronze for art and industry, to fine woodworking and fiberglass construction, to refining microscopic precision components for the Mars mission. As an artist, Amber is drawn to the minute subtleties of expression in human body language. Her arts practice uses welded steel and Pal Tiya Premium, a unique sculpting cement, to create chimerical animal sculptures for outdoor installation. As an independent art teacher, Amber considers it her mission to ensure that everyone who wants to make sculpture can, at any scale and for any environment. For more information about Amber, visit her website.