South Pomfret, Vermont
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Introduction to Outdoor Sculpture: Pal Tiya Premium

Design and build your own weatherproof artwork using a cement-based sculpture medium.

Pal Tiya Premium is a cement-based sculpting medium designed for large permanent outdoor sculpture. In this introductory class you will learn how to design simple yet unique structures, handle and manipulate the medium, build armatures, and develop rich, detailed surface textures. Our first day will be about material handling and the design of your piece, and our second day will focus on developing surfaces with a study of how to create deep textures. The final class will be for painting and finishing for outdoor installation. 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.