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STORYTELLING IN SCULPTURE


Saturday and Sunday, Aug 24-25, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Service Description

Immerse yourself in a two-day weekend workshop led by sculptor and instructor Glo Coalson, renowned for her expertise as an illustrator and figure sculptor. Glo has taught figurative sculpture and creative clay at the Creative Arts Center in Dallas Texas for more than 20 years. She is represented locally by the Four Corners Gallery in Bluffton, SC. During the two-day event, participants will: 1. Discover the empowerment of devising a comprehensive plan to provide the necessary support and structure for sculptures. 2. Infuse vitality into sculptures by capturing intricate details and gestures that narrate compelling stories silently. 3. Learn valuable insights on knowing when to conclude the creative process. 4. Delve into the essential steps for preparing your sculpture for the drying and firing phases. 5. Learn a straightforward yet effective acrylic wash and wipe technique, followed by a finishing touch of paste wax to achieve a radiant sheen. Snacks and drinks will be provided on both days; however, we encourage you to bring a lunch. Each attendee will receive 20 lbs of clay, with the option to purchase additional clay. Firing of finished pieces is not included but can be arranged. ABOUT GLO COALSON: Glo Coalson is a Texas native who grew up in a western landscape of prickly pear, mesquite trees and wind. Immersed in nature, she developed a love for the land, her ancestors and the animals that roam the wild country. After graduating from college, she answered adventure’s call and lived for two years in a small Arctic Eskimo village, Kotzebue, Alaska. Fascinated by Eskimo culture, she made many drawings and paintings of villagers and village life in the Arctic. While there, she heard and recorded folklore and stories of the native people. In 1971 Glo exhibited her artwork in a one person show at the Anchorage Museum of Fine Art. Glo left Alaska for New York city to write and illustrate children’s books, some of them based on Eskimo themes. Over the next ten years, she illustrated thirty-five books for children. While living in New York, Glo studied clay at Columbia University. After moving to Texas, she began making clay sculptures of birds. She became nationally recognized for her distinctive bird sculptures fired in the delicate art of Raku. Glo makes her home in Texas and continues to pursue dual careers in illustration and sculpture. EXPERIENCE NEEDED

  • Starts Aug 24
  • 275 US dollars
  • Bonaventure Road

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Class deposits and workshop deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. There is no fee to cancel a Studio Lab session if you are unable to make it and cancel within 48 hours. Sessions on a plan will be reapplied to your account automatically when you cancel your booking. Studio Lab Cancellations are possible via the website or Wix app up to 2 hours before the Session. Cancellations that are not within the approved window cannot be refunded.


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