This Class will introduce the student to the methods and materials of major mediums or sculpture. (IE-wood, bronze, plaster, oil based clay (Plasticine), and water based clay (ceramic clay). The class will also touch on welding and wire sculpture, as well as paper mache, but emphasis will be place on sculpting in wood, wax, and the use or oil based clay (Plasticine).
The student will learn what tools are necessary for each area of sculpting. They will start off by producing a "Bas-Relief" in oil based clay. Then they will produce a mold of it and then cast it in a Plaster-of-Paris to produce a wall hanging sculpture.
It is my goal to enlighten the student that is interested in sculpting to and understanding of the rigors of sculpting. Depending on the medium used to sculpt in. It is hard work! Some mediums more than others such as carving in stone.
25 pound bag or Plaster-of-Paris
1x6x3 wood board
1 plastic bucket
The rest of the materials will be provided.
Teacher Biography: Robert Rex
I am a retired art teacher. I taught for 30 years at the high school level and for ten years (two nights a week) at the junior college level. I also taught adult education classes at Visalia Unified School District in Visalia, CA. Also, I taught drawing at the local prison for two years (one night per week). I started my art education at Fresno State University, then, later on, I transferred to Art Center, College of Design. From Art Center I transferred to Long Beach State University where I got my bachelors degree. I then moved to the Chico CA area and got my teaching credential. Then I moved to Visalia CA and started teaching art at Mt. Whitney High School. After teaching for ten years at Mt Whitney, I was hired to teach a basic drawing class for the College of the Sierra's (a two-year college)- this in addition to my daytime duties teaching at Mt. Whitney. I retired in 2000 and moved to the John Day area where I have taught a few art classes in my studio.
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