Arthur Gonzalez with Guest Artist Christian Rex Van Minnen
DATES: July 20 – 31, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: Open to all
CONCEPT: Concentrating on the life-size portrait bust as a format, we learn through facial and upper body expression show to depict advanced emotions and, as a consequence, a way to a narrative. Foundations of portraiture are used as examples from the history of painting from the Renaissance to the present. Impressionistic color theory is used when we underglaze the completed sculpture. In addition, we make ceramic open books that “couple” with the bust, which complete a kind of “voice” that the figure will be imbued with and create a thinking form.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use red sculpture clay, reduction kilns, underglazes, slips and glazes, plaster molds. We learn to control the clay in a natural manner. We also monoprint on clay.
ACTIVITIES: Daily demonstrations occur every morning and afternoon, followed by individual assistance and discussion.
FACULTY: Arthur Gonzalez, a Professor at the California College of the Arts, is an internationally exhibiting artist with over fifty one-person shows. He has received many awards, including the Virginia Groot Foundation and four NEA Fellowships. www.arthurgonzalez.com
Christian Rex van Minnen exhibits in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and Europe. Christian has recently been an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch and an arts blogger at Huffington Post. www.christianvanminnen.com
Contact Ralph Scale for all workshop details at 970/923-3181 x210
Tuition: $975 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1375
Studio Fee: $155