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VA291 - Ribbed Forms of Expression

Nancy Prichard
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

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$ 150  

Did you miss out on the Ribbed Forms Workshop last year? Here’s your chance to learn how to use ribbed armatures as the underlying structure for unique sculptures. Students will investigate how “ribs” can provide the underlying structure for a variety of 3-D forms. Creating free-form baskets and experimentation with reed and wire will provide the skill-set for the production of an expressive sculpture. Emphasis will be placed upon selecting and evaluating materials (natural and man-made) for their expressive potential. Finished sculpture size will be approximately 12” tall or wide.

We will use a variety of natural and man-made materials to evaluate their expressive potential. Emphasis will be placed upon capturing the “identity” of the subject matter, not realism!

Materials Fee & List of what is supplied: $20
Reed, wire, raffia, yarn, foam stuffing, Paverpol textile hardener, vines, found objects and materials, string, brushes, polymer medium, light weight paper, buckets, pruning shears, fabric, tin snips, modeling clay, acrylic paint, various yarns and threads

Supplies Needed for Class:
Lap towel, needle-nose pliers, wire cutter, tacky glue, scissors, and a photograph of a bird, reptile, or other animal that you would like to use as your subject matter

Optional items:
Found wire, sticks, found objects (natural and man-made), bucket, scrap yarn and fibers, vines


Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Artistic Artifacts.  They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat.  For further info and to place your order,  please visit:

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