hand sculpture

A Study of the Hand in Clay

$225.00

4 weeks | Tuesday, evenings
June 6-27 | 6-9 pm
Instructor:  Maria Willison

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4 weeks | Tuesday, evenings
June 6-27 | 6-9 pm
Instructor:  Maria Willison

Having a problem with sculpting, painting, or drawing hands? This is the class for you! In this 4-week class,  students  will learn how to sculpt the hand in water based clay. The first two classes will focus on using a classical style cast of a hand from which to sculpt and in the last two classes, students will sculpt the hand from a live model.   This class will teach students how to block in the structure of the hand and equip them with the techniques that will make their artwork more accurate and successful.

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About the instructor:
Maria Willison started her career earning a Bachelor of Arts from Covenant College with an emphasis in classical figurative sculpture in clay. Last year Maria participated in the Head Start Modeling Competition hosted by The National Sculpture Society in New York City. She has
shown her work at various exhibits throughout the Chattanooga area and she also has had several shows outside of Chicago at Old Court House Arts Center where she won first place and honorable mention in figurative exhibits. Maria is detail-oriented with an understanding of
human anatomy, which enables her to seek accurate representations of the forms under the surface of her pieces and provide them with a certain amount of depth. Negative space, dramatic lines, and a dichotomy between peace and tension are central to her work. When she
is not sculpting her own pieces, Maria works part-time with local artists making mold and casts; she also taught as an adjunct Professor at her Alma Mater and more recently at Southern Adventist University. Maria is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee where she lives with her
husband. For more info, visit her website at mariawillison.com .