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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
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
She also works in real estate and has a husband and two active
When does she create her own sculpture? “At night after the kids
are in bed.”
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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