South Pomfret, Vermont
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Continuing Outdoor Sculpture: Pal Tiya Premium

Deepen and broaden your sculpting in this advanced beginner freestanding sculpture class.

Deepen and broaden your sculpting in this advanced beginner class. Using the new modeling cement Pal Tiya Premium, students will design a freestanding sculpture that can go outside year-round. On our first class we will review material handling and building textures and create the stable armatures for your piece. We will focus on elements of sculpture like bilateral symmetry, building in sections, and assessing proportion. The second class will focus on surface detailing and textures, adding complex forms and interesting features. The final class will focus on finishing and painting your unique work. Strongly recommended: Introduction to Outdoor Sculpture or contact the instructor.

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, please visit her website.