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Tue, Feb 27

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Chester Art Centre Gallery

The Winter Sessions with Kate Church

Working with polymer clay, cloth and wire we will combine the basic "how to" of building figurative characters with your desire to create. This class is open to those who have never worked with polymer clay and armature as well as returning students with a project in mind or in the works.

The Winter Sessions with Kate Church
The Winter Sessions with Kate Church

Time & Location

Feb 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Mar 01, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Chester Art Centre Gallery , 60 Queen St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada

About The Event

Working with polymer clay, cloth and wire we will combine the basic "how to" of building figurative characters with your desire to create. From learning foundational information and basic skills through the attitude of a figure, this class is intended to open an enjoyment of the art form and an avenue of self expression. This class is open to those who have never worked with polymer clay and armature as well as returning students with a project in mind or in the works.

Materials fee covers your polymer clay, a cloth undergarment, pigments for colouring and various shared materials.

Supply List: Students will receive a gathering list to prepare for the class two weeks before the start.

About Kate Church:

Combining the line and form of sculpture with the playful anima of puppetry has been my livelihood for more than thirty years. The intention of the work is to carry a silent imprint or sense of emotion through the posture and expression of the figure evolving in front of me. Built using a process that is movable throughout its construction, a tangible sense of emerging comes naturally to the finished sculpture: movement is part of the design.

The line and gesture of my work draws on a continuing practice and study of the human figure. Drawing, painting, sewing, printmaking and sculpture are all components of my work.

I stumbled into this uniquely personal work during my time as a textile and costume associate with the renowned Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia.

Enchanted from the first moment, I have never let go.

I am proud to have created figures for Cirque de Soleil, which were sold in their shops around the world.

BFA: Textile Design Rhode Island School of Design 1978 Bellas Artes San Miguel de Allende Mexico winter studies 1998-2013 Institute of American Doll Artists 2008

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