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Concrete Retreat – Sculptural Forms & Substrates – September 23-25, 2016

Art Explorations – Marseilles, Illinois

Friday 3-7pm, Saturday All Day, Sunday 9am-12pm

Retreat Cost: $235.00 (Womanspace Members $225.00)

Create a one of a kind scupture for your garden!

This fun 3 day weekend retreat will be in Marseilles Illinois at Susan Burton’s Art Farm. Students will learn two very different techniques for utilizing concrete to create sculptural forms will be presented in this workshop. Carved polystyrene foam is (literally) at the core of many of Susan’s art creations. Polymer fortified concrete combined with alkali resistant fiberglass mesh is applied over the foam, creating a relatively light weight sculpture for interior or exterior use. This process invites you to engage both subtractive and additive sculptural thinking. Not all forms are suited for this system. We’ll also create a simple armature construction of metal lathe to utilize as a base to apply and mold concrete. Working with basic metal forming techniques we’ll develop an understanding of choosing the right armature for the sculptural forms.

 

We will also take a tour of the city of Ottawa where many of Susan’s sculptures are on display and visit a Himalayan Sale Cave! (cost not included)

Accommodations & Meals Not Included.

But there are several accommodation options to choose from that will be suggested at the time of registration.

You need to contact Susan by email once registered to discuss you project.

CREATE THE SCULPTURE OF YOUR DREAMS!

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