Intro to Sculpture (401)Chad Bagge, Studio 1
Thursdays, April 12 - May 17
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$165/ Members $145
Explore 3-D design in this mixed media course. Make new work by transforming old and new ideas into lasting sculptural art. Examine basic principles of sculpture and concepts of 3-D design to inform your process of creation. We will discuss past and present artists while working in ceramics, metal, wood, plaster and found objects.
Garden Sculpture (403)Carolyn Fink, Studio 1
Tuesdays, April 10 - May15
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
This class is for beginning and experienced welders who want to bring your garden designs into reality and into your yard. Those who have experience will receive assistance as needed; beginners will get a quick course on welding and equipment. Some metal scraps will be supplied. Students may need to purchase or collect additional steel for projects. For protection please wear close toe shoes, long pants, and bring a long sleeved shirt and leather gloves.
One Day Workshop
VA Metal Forming Workshop (420)With Visiting Artist Andrew Geelhoed
Saturday, April 21
11 am - 4 pm
Enhance your metal working skills in this workshop. Metal sculptors will learn about various hand forming techniques using stumps, beater bags, mallets, slappers, hammers, dollies and self-made tools.
Please bring your own project for questions and problem solving advice. You may bring your own safety equipment but some gloves, glasses and ear protection are available. There will be some hand tools available for personal purchase. You may also bring food and drinks. The workshop is limited to 10 people.
Andrew Geelhoed has been involved in custom fabrication and metal forming for over 30 years and has won many awards for his work. He maintains a custom shop and studio in Hastings Michigan.
Welded Metal Sculpture/Independent Study (402)Eric Pott, Studio 1
Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15
1:30 - 4 pm/6 weeks
$165/Members $ 145
For the self-directed student familiar with the operation and safe use of our equipment. Students must provide their own hand grinders and metal materials. Permission of the instructor is required.
Bronze Foundry 1: Preparation and Wax Works (404)Michael Pixley, Studio 1
Wednesday, April 11 - May 16
6:30 - 9 pm /6 weeks
Explore the ancient art of bronze casting at the KIA! In the spring portion of this two-part class, students will produce original sculpture directly in wax, or make molds from a clay original in preparation for the lost wax casting process. In summer, students will continue with the metal pouring phase of their project and learn to clean up and finish their bronze piece. This is an excellent class for anyone who has ever been curious about bronze as a medium and wants to push their art to the next level.