Mixed Material Sculpture

Learn how to use a variety of materials and objects as mediums for sculpture. Experimental techniques using basic hand tools on plaster, wood and recycled materials will be covered as well as artistic issues of composition and content.

Participants must have a valid Fleisher membership. Please note that our tuition-free classes for adults fill very quickly. If you are considering purchasing a membership in order to register for a tuition-free class, please click “register” to check whether or not the class is full prior to your purchase.

What you will learn in this tuition-free class:

  • How to mix plaster to be poured into a mold and to be applied directly to a surface

  • To use safety equipment including goggles, dust masks, proper clothing and gloves where necessary

  • How to use hand held power tools. Use of a drill, jigsaw, sander and Dremel tools will be covered in class.

  • How to use hand tools such as taps and pop rivets to join materials such as plastic and sheet metal to other surfaces

  • Use of mechanical strategies (as opposed to using glue) will be discussed for joining materials and you will learn to evaluate these strategies in the form of group critiques

Required supplies:

  • Your studio fee includes the use of studio materials, but you are required to purchase some additional supplies. The Fleisher school store does not carry supplies for this class, however the instructor will discuss additional supplies and where they can be purchased in class.

  • Goggles (we recommend the full eye coverage versions with elastic to hold in place)

  • All other supplies will be discussed in class, but we will be using: box cutter, Sure forms, drywall sanding screen