I'm happy to invite you an intimate evening celebrating femininity -Life Drawing followed by Clay Sculpturing - an evening with me, my husband and a life model in an original farm house on Block Island, RI.
We'll come together at 7PM, enjoy delicious wine and hors d'oeuvres outside in the private yard. We'll then move into our living room to start the life drawing session.
In the first hour, we'll start by observing form and shadow drawing directly from life. We'll focus on sketching using charcoal, guiding our eyes and hand to explore the naked female form in an artistic way. There is no need to be good at drawing. This is a time to hone in our understanding of form and weight to use as inspiration for our sculptures.
During the second part of the workshop, we'll explore clay as an intuitive and earthy medium. I'll help you translate your drawings into material form. We'll be using hand-building, an ancient pottery-making technique that involves creating forms without a pottery wheel, using the hands, fingers, and simple tools.
After the class, the sculptures will need to dry for a few days and, I'll then fire them in a kiln.
You don't need any experience, and if you do, the class will serve as a perfect opportunity to expand your practice in a magical setting. You may also enjoy the class as a couple.
Class ends at 9:30PM
You take Home:
1 Sculpture which, we'll bisque fire for you (giving you the option to either leave the clay naked (no glaze or coloring) or have me apply a quick coat of glazing in a color of your choice. Your sculpture will be ready to collect in 3-5 weeks. You can pick it up or I can mail it to you. I'll notify you once it's ready.
All your drawings
Where: Block Island, located 13 miles out to sea, is spectacular and becomes more beautiful with each changing season. It is surrounded by 21 miles of beach with more than 43 percent of the island been preserved; twenty-eight miles of walking trails are maintained for your use.
My house is one of the oldest farmhouses on the island so it's very rustic but beautiful. The house is located at the end of a long dirt road, very quiet and serene. Specific address will be email to you after your purchase.
Number of guests: 6 max plus myself & husband
Cancelation Policy: I ask you that you give me at least 1 week notice if you need to cancel your Masterclass.