The Portrait in Relief


Tuesdays, October 8-29
6-9 pm
Instructor:  Maria Willison

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Tuesdays, October 8-29
6-9 pm
Instructor:  Maria Willison

In this four-week class, students will learn how to create a bas-relief portrait from life.  Students will come away with valuable skills including techniques with tools, basic anatomy of the head, proper use of the materials used in the process, and how to control flattening out a three-dimensional object to something closer to a two-dimensional object. Bas Relief can be considered a bridge between painting and sculpture.   If you enjoy painting portraits it should improve your portrait game. Or if you just want to get your hands in some clay this class with be great for you!

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Detail of Dr. Martin Luther King by Maria Willison

About the instructor:
Maria Willison is a figurative sculptor working in the round and in relief. She found her true love of art while attending college for her Bachelor’s Degree. Maria has won several awards in competitions throughout the country and has shown her work at various locations in Chattanooga, TN. Maria’s work is thoughtful and dynamic. She strives for perfection of anatomy and technique while maintaining strong concepts to anchor her work so that the viewer may glimpse into the
narratives she seeks to convey. Maria currently lives in Chattanooga with her husband. When she is not teaching workshops at Townsend Atelier or creating her own pieces,  she is working on donor recognition relief tile commissions for non-profit organizations.


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