Wednesday evenings | 6-9 pm
January 22-February 19
Instructor: Gavin Gardner
Gargoyles are fascinating and fantastical creatures that adorn the cathedrals of Europe. They are more than mere ornament and typically function as drain spouts. As architectural components, gargoyles can embody whimsy, terror, humor, and imagination. More often than not, they are animal or animal-human hybrids in which artists have exaggerated or stylized forms in a similar way to caricature artists. Anatomy is often approached with creative license. In this workshop, students will create and execute imaginative designs in clay. They will learn the basics of anatomy and proportion through the exaggeration of form and will have a live portrait model for reference. They will learn essential sculpting techniques and to stretch their imagination. This workshop is excellent for teens and adults alike. All levels are welcome!
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About the instructor:
Gavin Gardner obtained a BFA degree in sculpture from the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA degree in painting and drawing from Laguna College of Art and Design. He has trained in numerous ateliers and under internationally celebrated artists. He is a two-time winner of the Portrait Society of America’s prestigious International Portrait Competition. International Artist’s Magazine will publish a feature article on his work in their November 2019 issue. Gardner’s other noteworthy achievements include creating over 16 major sculptural works for churches, numerous public and private figure statues in bronze, winning the National Sculpture
Society’s Dexter Jones award for excellence in bas relief, designing a series of coins for the U.S.Treasury, creating a relief for a Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, working on statues for the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Redsox, the Miami Dolphins, and numerous government entities.