Miniature Sculpture

In this class, we will focus on how to make dynamic small-scale sculptures and assemblages. Over the course of four weeks, we will employ found objects, plaster, and mixed media to create free-standing, wall-mounted, or hanging miniature sculptures. We will learn about the basic tenets of contemporary sculpture, such as line, form, color, texture, and scale, and how to use these principles to both identify and manipulate materials. Through demonstrations and hands-on projects in mold-making, adhesives, hardware, and hand-tool usage, this all levels class encourages experimentation and material curiosity.

What you will learn:

  • Learn how to use hand-tools and hand-held power tools to manipulate found objects.

  • Learn how to use adhesives, hardware, paint, and traditional sculptural materials.

  • Learn how to create temporary and permanent molds of objects.

  • Learn mixing, pouring, and finishing techniques for working with plaster.

  • How to make or use displays to showcase your sculptures.

Required supplies:

  • Small found objects and materials (e.g. fabric, recycled plastic, keys, wood, bark, string, mementos, photographs, rocks, cardboard, craft supplies, etc.)

  • A small sketchbook and drawing utensil