School of Art and Design
Christina West: Learning to Look: Translating 2D Imagery into 3D Figures

June 26 - July 7, 2017
Workshop Fee: $850 Material Fee: $75

Registration is Open
All workshops will be filled on a first come basis until the participant maximum is met. Once the class limit is reached, a waiting list will be kept.

In this workshop students will use reference photography to sculpt a realistically proportioned figure in a pose of their choosing. Christina will share her methods for hollow-building figures, determining proportions, and sculpting details. Unlike traditional figure sculpting classes that are based in anatomy and body measurements, this workshop will stress intense observation of reference material and bodily awareness to achieve believability in figurative forms. Christina will discuss decisions she makes in her work about stylization, scale, material, and color, though students will be encouraged to develop work that is aligned with their individual interests.

Previous hand-building experience is required.

Christina A. West is a sculptor living in Atlanta, GA where she is an Associate Professor at Georgia State University. She earned her MFA from Alfred University in 2006 and since has extensively exhibited her work across the country in venues such as the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE), Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo, NY), Plug Projects (Kansas City, MO), Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta), and the Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami). Her work has been supported by awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, The Clay Studio-Philadelphia, the George Sugarman Foundation, and the Southeastern College Art Conference. Christina sculpts figures that offer a space to play with assumptions and projections we place on other people and their bodies.

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