The Saint John Arts Centre is pleased to have Melissa Kennedy share her expertise in a four-day workshop, Animal Sculpture in Clay. You will be guided through the following: building on an armature a sculpture out of water-based clay; methods of observation; and, one-on-one critiques as you work on your own piece. Following the first three days of sculpting, the group will reconvene within two weeks to remove the armature and hollow out the piece in preparation for firing in the kiln (exact date to be determined.)
COVID-19 POLICY NOTE: As of publication of this workshop description, our region is at Yellow Level. Updates will be enacted if required. As a public building, SJAC must follow the Government of New Brunswick’s Public Health guidelines on the coronavirus. In the unfortunate event that the local Saint John Zone must ‘move back’ to stricter social distancing policies and classes must be cancelled, participants will be refunded for the remaining classes.
Please note that community face masks are required during the class.
August 9, 10, 11, and 21 (TBD, based on group needs for finishing), 2021 • 9am-4pm, one hour break for lunch from 12-1pm • Cost: $275 • Materials and firing of completed work included
About the Instructor:
Melissa Kennedy is a visual artist and art instructor in New Brunswick, Canada. Melissa studied traditional methods of drawing and sculpting at The Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. After her graduation, she remained at the Academy for three years as a principle instructor of drawing, before moving back to Canada.
Melissa strives to capture and express the beauty and subtlety that exists in nature, by focusing on recreating the accuracy of the feeling through extended observation of a subject. Choosing the medium that best suits the purpose, she works with a variety of materials for both drawing and sculpture, including charcoal, pencil, ink and oil, and water-based clays.