Summer Class at the Middlebury Studio School
Demonstrated by Don Perdue, Sculptor – Educator
Don will demonstrate a variety of techniques for modeling figurative and non-figurative sculpture with plaster. Dos & don’ts of mixing and working with plaster, constructing armatures, and using reinforcing materials will be explained in the process of working on several different size demonstration pieces throughout the session. Demos and hands-on participation will include: plaster mix-ing guidelines and ratios, direct plaster modeling without an armature, basic armature construction, & direct modeling on armatures. Students should plan on bringing working models, sketches, plaster tools and a bag lunch for a midday discussion about using plaster to give form to their ideas.
Printed reference materials as well as step by step instructions and tips for modeling in plaster will be provided. Deadline to register is July 17.
Friday, July 27, 9AM-4:30PM, Tuition $185