Portrait Sculpture Workshop with Val Lyle
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday September 28th, 29th and 30th from 10am to 4 with a one hour break for lunch at noon (you are welcome to bring a sack lunch and eat here).
Roll up your sleeves for a fun, fast paced, hands on, three day “Portraits in Clay” class. Work alongside figurative sculptor Val Lyle as she covers the basics of 3D head shapes, facial features, proportions, and deliberate distortions in clay portraiture. Each student will be taking home their finished clay portrait. Lyle will cover how to hollow out, dry and patina your finished portrait at home. Expect to transform the expression of your clay bust many times. We will be working with a durable air-dry clay that does not require kiln firing but does dry very hard and will stain clothes, so please choose your apron and clothes with that in mind.
Clay, tools and armature base provided. Fee is $75
Students are expected to attend all three days as there is no “make-up” time available.
Val Lyle started her figurative sculpture studies at The Ringling College of Art & Design where she graduated summa cum laude under the tutelage of Ethelia Patmagrian and Mark Anderson. She has continued her study of the human form by both attending and teaching numerous workshops with nationally acclaimed sculptors. Lyle has completed six life-sized figurative bronze permanent commissions located in the cities of Knoxville, Kingsport, and Bristol, each on time and in budget. Her company Art Now LLC is located in upper East Tennessee near Mountain City, which happens to be her mother’s birthplace. Val Lyle was the sculptor for the Fiddlin’ Fred Price project.