Previous students describe Gail Kelly as an excellent teacher who is “able to work with all skill levels” and “really dedicated to her students’ growth & personal expression.”
Outdoor sculpture can bring additional color, personality, structure and function to a garden. In this class we will create garden art that can be left out all year so it will reflect the changes of the season and watch over the garden as it rests.
We will make one project using hypertufa, a lightweight cement. A second project will use concrete. Other materials will be used to color or enhance the work. A bonus project that we will work on together as a class will be the recasting of the garden arch!
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Ages 16+
What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?
Time will be spent in designing, planning and preparing materials, mixing, pouring and waiting. While waiting we will be planning and preparing for the next project and finishing the previous one. These are process-oriented projects requiring some patience. There is a chemical change that occurs naturally when working with these materials. How long projects will take depends on a number of factors: experience, size of project, weather, drying times and finishing. Sometimes we will have to work when the project is ready: as in dry enough to carve and before it hardens completely. So while there will be some time outside of class there should be plenty of time for other interests.
What can I expect to create?
The number of projects will vary but all should be able to finish the two main projects. Some may wish to work outside of class to build on what they have accomplished. An additional material fee may apply for large or additional projects.
Due to this medium’s heavy weight, it may be best for those traveling by plane to choose this as an experiential class rather than one producing an art work or product.
What should I bring to class?
This class will be a messy process. Participants must wear closed toe shoes at all times in the studio. You may wish to bring old clothes or a studio apron. Drink containers must be closed. We will be working outside, undercover.
The Full Package covers tuition + materials, all meals (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch) and lodging.
Full Package: $745-$1275
- Private Room – $1275
- Shared Double Room / Yurt – $960
- Library Dorm: $825
- RV Hookup: $795
- Guild Tent $780
- Own Tent: $745
Commuter Cost: $500
(Commuter Cost includes Sunday dinner, Monday through Friday lunches, and Saturday brunch.)
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2020 Program: Forest Vision. Learn more about the Summer Program.
July 19 – 25, 2020
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.
Date(s) - Jul 12, 2020 until Jul 18 2020