Think and create in three dimensions

Posted 3/23/09

Sculpture is an ancient art, loved by people worldwide and probably the easiest of visual arts for non-artists to relate to because of it’s …

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Think and create in three dimensions

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Sculpture is an ancient art, loved by people worldwide and probably the easiest of visual arts for non-artists to relate to because of it’s three-dimensional quality.

Somehow, when one can walk around a work, the brain processes differently than with a flat piece. Those who have wanted to learn how to create in three dimensions have an opportunity this spring.

Award-winning sculptor Shohini Ghosh of Highlands Ranch will teach “Sculpture 101,” for adults, at Southridge Recreation Center’s Cheyenne Studio, which she describes as “a fully-equipped clay arts studio right here in beautiful Highlands Ranch.”

Classes will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday evenings April 19 to June 7, with class size limited to 12. She hopes to offer another class in the fall, starting in September.

The introduction to professional materials and tools will take students from idea conception to casting a final piece in bronze. Participants will create several pieces and choose one to cast in bronze. They will learn to make a mold, the piece will be cast at a foundry, which they will visit. They will then learn how to finish the piece with polishing and perhaps a patina.

A weekend exhibit of works will follow the completion of the class, with a wine and cheese reception. To prepare for the exhibit, students will write an artists statement and learn to write a press release— the business end of being an artist.

Ghosh, a native of India who studied at the Sir J. J. School of Art at the University of Bombay and taught metallurgy and history of art at her college, is represented by four U.S. galleries and has displayed her large-scale work across the country. She recently sold a sculpture at Gillette Wyoming Art World and the City of Littleton bought her award-winning piece in the 2007 Own an Original show. Other works are in Highlands Ranch, Sioux Falls South Dakota and in the recent ”Romancing the Arts” exhibit in Castle Rock.

She also works in real estate and has a husband and two active young children.

When does she create her own sculpture? “At night after the kids are in bed.”

To enroll:

Tuition includes the final casting and is $300 for Highlands Ranch residents; $390 non-residents. The Recreation Center at Southridge is located at 4800 McArthuRegister at hrcaonline.org.

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