Date(s) - 07/11/2022 - 07/15/2022
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Clay Studio at McCray Building
The Silver City CLAY Festival headlining workshop with Jamie Bates Slone is a 5-day figurative sculpting workshop at WNMU McCray ceramics studios. The facilitator is a well-known artist and educator from Oklahoma.
During this 5-day workshop students will learn to look at the human face objectively by breaking it down into its parts. Students will begin by sculpting the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears creating multiple tiles and small vignettes. This exercise will lead to creating a self-portrait out of clay. Each piece will be built solid and hollowed out for complete freedom while sculpting. The self-portraits will begin with general rules of proportion and will end with a complete detailed image of the sculptor. Anatomy, underlying bone structure, musculature, expression, clay and surface will be discussed. Underglaze decorating techniques will be discussed if time permits.
**Clay and continental breakfast included. Material list to be sent prior to arrival. Lodging not provided.