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April Visiting Artist, Marga McBride "Creating a Lifelike Bust"

Marga Hayes Creating a Lifelike Bust

Learn to form realistic features and facial expressions that add depth and soul to your work.  This ongoing class will teach you how to make a simple clay bust, model realistic faces, and demonstrate surface design and textures.  We will use a basic slab technique, cutting and assembling the pieces to form the bust, neck and head.  Additional clay is attached to form the features, clothing and hair. Underglazes may then be applied to begin the process of painting the work with patterns and stencils, to give your piece a unique surface of coloration and design.

Dates: April 4th, 5th, 6th, and 11th

Event Information

Event Date April 4, 2023 9:00 am
Event End Date April 11, 2023 12:00 pm
Capacity 6
Available place 5
Cut off date April 3, 2023
Individual Price $185 (Members); $260 (Non-Members)
Location Dave Drake Barn
Categories Classes & Workshops, Ceramics, Resident Artist Series, Adult, Ceramics, Skill Level I: 1-2 years' experience and above, Skill Level II: 2-5 years' experience and above, Skill Level III: 5+ years' experience/professional, Member Benefit

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