Instructor: Heather Blume
July 9 - 13
Monday - Friday
9:30am - 12:30 pm
Clay is a responsive medium, but it also requires attention. Moisture content and gravity are two aspects that demand a sculptor’s attention. This class will focus on improving each person’s ability to create work within the constraints of modeling a freestanding figurative sculpture in clay. Each class will build upon the other. The goal is to strengthen the practice and understanding of structure, form and content (expression). The first session will begin with fundamental armature constructions, clay application, modeling techniques, and clay “warm-up” exercises. In the following three sessions we will work from a live model. In the final class we will prepare selected sculptures for firing at a later date. All levels are welcome. Participants can decide to concentrate on structure, personal expression, or both.
Heather Blume graduated from the University of North Florida with a BFA summa cum laude in Painting, the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art with an MFA cum laude in Sculpture, and the Advanced Art Appraisal Certificate Program at the Rhode Island School of Design. Blume is a versatile figurative artist who draws, sculpts, and paints at her studio on Cape Cod. She exhibits regularly and has been awarded numerous grants, recently having been inducted into the National Association of Women Artists in NYC. Her artwork is in the permanent collection of museums, including the British Museum and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Blume has enjoyed teaching art to others for over 20 years based on her practice of combining the fundamentals of classical art with intuitive processes.