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Delphi's Lansing Creativity Center
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Joy Munshower
Approx. Material Cost: Included
Experience Required: Intermediate to advanced experience recommended.
Type of Class: Lecture, demonstration and hands-on
Description: Flameworking guest artist Joy Munshower is back at Delphi to teach this new extraordinary class; hedgehogs, dragons, chickens and giraffe in bas-relief.
This workshop is for intermediate and advanced students. Students will be sculpting bas-relief style beads with an emphasis in surface texture detail and cane application. Students will learn how to sculpt Hedgehogs, Dragons, Rooster/Hen and a Giraffe from both photo reference and instructor-drawn examples. Students will learn how to break down the shapes of these animals and how to apply those shapes to sculpting in a bas-relief or low-relief style on a base bead. Students will also learn how to make complex canes and how to apply those to mimic “quills, scales and feathers”. A Giraffe will be taught to teach the students how to apply a coat pattern and how to create realistic wrinkles and hair texture. Students will also learn how to use specialty tools and scalpels to facilitate and ease sculpting in a low-relief style as well as in 3-D. Some photo and diagram reference will be provided to the students to better illustrate shape, anatomy and composition breakdown.
Safety: Please do NOT wear open toed shoes or sandals, long pants are recommended but not mandatory. Natural fiber clothes are best, cotton, linen, etc. Long hair should be tied back. Safety glasses must be worn, glasses are provided in class if needed.
Tools & Materials Included: Use of torches and all materials included.
Additional Tools & Materials: Students should bring the tools they use regularly in their studios as well as their didymium glasses.