Posted by: groundsforsculpture | July 3, 2010

Summer Fun At Grounds For Sculpture

   Whether you’re an adult or child, there is something to do this summer at Grounds For Sculpture. Join one of our multiple weekend Adult Workshop series courses or bring your child to a Young Artist Workshop on Saturday, July 17. See further information below. Register now by calling 609 586-0616. 


Adult Workshop Series starting Saturday, July 10th
Slipcasting & Moldmaking for Adventurous Ceramists and Other Artists

Workshop Dates: Sat. and Sun., July 10-11, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm & Sat., July 17, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm & Sun., July 18, 12 – 3 pm.
This class will teach the advanced technique of slipcasting and is geared for adventurous beginners and advanced ceramics students; students should have some clay experience. One and two part plaster molds will be made then used for casting liquid clay or slip.  In the course, you will learn to make molds from found objects and forms modeled in clay. While this technique is used in commercial production, fine artists use slipcasting to make editions or multiple objects in assemblages.  Easy projects in the beginning of the class include a low-relief pressmold for tiles. When ready, students may move on to two part molds. Individual instruction will accommodate multiple skill levels. Instructor: Debbie Reichard.
Price: $200 Members; $215 Non-Members.



Adult Workshop Series starting Saturday, July 24th
Cement Casting into Sand

Workshop Dates: Sat., July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21 & 28.  Time: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Cement is a great, economical material for large or small sculptures, fountains and functional objects. This casting method allows artists to create molds by carving or pressing objects into moist mason sand and clay. Additional objects can also be introduced into the sand mold, and pigments can be added before the cement is poured. The art works created through this process can be displayed outdoors and last a very long time. And, you can easily further develop the process at your home studio. Instructor: Rory Mahon.
Price: $130 Members, $145 Non-Members.




Saturday, July 17th
Young Artist Workshops
Time: 11am – 12:15pm & 1 – 2:15pm.
Grounds For Sculpture offers a day of workshops for artists, ages 6-14.  Morning session includes Repurposed Plastic and Cast-offs Recreated while the afternoon session includes A Sculptor’s Model and Crowded Cartoon Clusters.  For an age breakdown and a details on each workshop, please visit  Space is limited.
Price: $12 Members; $15 non-Members.  Price is per session, per child.  Please register in advance by calling (609) 586-0616.



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