Sculpting with Wire, Paper, & Pulp with Kelly McGrath

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Sculpting with Wire, Paper, & Pulp with Kelly McGrath

480.00

Tuesday & Wednesday
June 5 & 6
10am - 4pm

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Tuesday & Wednesday
June 5 & 6
10am - 4pm

In this class we will be constructing lightweight sculptures using wire armature, paper and pulp. Soldering and wire wrapping will be our main method for joining giving the work permanence and stability. We experiment with wet sheets of unsized abaca paper and pulp to create skin like coatings over our armature pieces. Students will also be introduced to techniques that use manufactured Asian papers to create similar effects, including kozo, tengucho and kitakata. Encaustic and Pigment Sticks are introduced as a finishing materials adding color, texture and luminosity to finished pieces.

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Kelly explores materials and engages in a process driven dialogue on topics such, the narrative of materials and exploring found and natural objects. Kelly divides her time between two passions, teaching and pursuing her studio practice. While living in the Hudson Valley of New York she is currently pursuing graduate studies at Hunter College in Art Education. She served as the Director of Education at R&F Handmade Paints from 2014-2017, which inspired her to return to school to expand her ability to teach in the arts. Since 2010 she has taught studio based classes through a variety of organizations including: Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Women's Studio Workshop, R&F Handmade Paints and in private studio settings. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY New Paltz in 2007.