Thursdays, May 11 to June 29 from 5 - 8 pm
$350, plus $50 model fee paid to instructor at first class
Sculpture– This sculpture class uses human form as inspiration to build sculpting skills with clay. We work from the model in a single pose for each session. Priority is placed on underlying structure building, gesture and proportion with the occasional lessons in anatomy. The class is taught to the individual creating an environment where each student improves at their own pace. Working from the figure provides wonderful practice that informs all aspects of art making especially with the right guide. Join us for one pose session or continue on indefinitely. All skill levels are welcome.
About the instructor, Kimberly Monson, Artist and Educator, BFA Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, MFA New York Academy of Art:
Artist Statement: I am a realistically trained artist in Sculpture, Drawing and Painting. I have been teaching for over 20 years and have a few high profile commissions under my belt. My focus as an artist has been primarily education, inspiring emerging artists through skill and positivity to build confidence and independence. By teaching others I’ve discovered the uncommon way I experience the world. My work is the desire to show the rare and odd occurrences of my thought processes and sensitivities. The manifestation of emotions and psychology through marks and body language are dominating themes in my work. I navigate through the appropriate art media to best showcase the particularities of those expressions.
Artist Biography: Kimberly received her BFA from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, where she later became an instructor of sculpture and drawing with the Academy’s founder Elisabeth Gordon Chandler. She attended the New York Academy of Figurative Art, from which she received her MFA. Kimberly’s work is marked by a clear connection to antiquity, and to the classical past, with a distinctive modern edge. Her sculptures are assertive, yet sensitive to posture and to abstract form. Kimberly’s impressive roster of commissions and list of honors and awards – which include author John Steinbeck, sculpting the “Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award,” first place at the National Sculpture Competition, the Walter and Michael Lantz Prize, the National Sculpture Society Merit Scholarship, and competitive sculptor residencies in Sag Harbor, New York – are complemented by her position as a leader in the advancement of education in her field. The founder of the sculpture program at Amagansett Applied Arts in Long Island, New York and a teaching Academy housed in East Hampton, New York, Kimberly proudly brings her expertise to Lyme Art Association.