Wax, Wire, Fiber: Working with Armature with Kelly McGrath

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Wax, Wire, Fiber: Working with Armature with Kelly McGrath

480.00

June 7 & 8
Wednesday and Thursday
10am - 4pm

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June 7 & 8
Wednesday and Thursday
10am - 4pm

An additional materials fee of $40 will be due on or before the first day of class.

In this class we will be constructing lightweight sculptures using wire armature, covered in wax dipped papers and fabrics. We will begin with exercises that focus on the physical changes that occur in fabric and paper when they are wax saturated. Then we will introduce wire as a structural element to add complexity and structure to our formal exploration. Soldering will be one of the main a methods for joining metal giving the work permanence and stability. Students will use Encaustic as the finishing surface in these 3 dimensional mixed media works adding color, texture and luminosity to their pieces.


Kelly McGrath is a Hudson Valley based artist who is the current Director of Education at R&F Handmade Paints. Having graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2007 with a BFA in Sculpture Kelly became part of R&F through participation in the Advanced Teaching workshop by invitation of Laura Moriarty (former Education Director at R&F), while at intern at Women’s Studio Workshop. After four years of part-time production work and part-time teaching Kelly moved into her current position with the company. She continues a personal studio practice focused on the sculptural techniques and approaches. kellyannemcgrath.com