Magda Gluszek June 12 - 16


Magda Gluszek
Body Building
June 12 - 16

Skill Level: Some handbuilding experience is helpful.

$20 Model Fee

The human body is an amazing vehicle for emotional expression. In this workshop students will examine how subtle gestures, such as flexed toes, curled fingers or hunched shoulders, can be used to communicate rich visual narratives. Details of facial features, gesture and pose will also be demonstrated to create further expression. Beginning with a live model, small maquette studies will be created and used for inspiration. These will be bisqued and glaze fired during the workshop for surface experimentation. Each student will then produce a full figure sculpture 22 - 24”, with a solid building technique, which they will learn to hollow and re-assemble. Basic proportions and anatomy will be demonstrated, as will the use of a simple armature. Work will be dried and bisque fired after the workshop.

Magda Gluszek lives in Show Low, Arizona, where she is art faculty and gallery director at Northland Pioneer College. Magda received her MFA from the University of Florida. She has been an artist in residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, Roswell Art Center West in Roswell, GA, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Greece and at La Fragua in Belalcazar, Spain. Magda was an Invited Artist at the 2010 Figurative Association Symposium at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and a 2011 NCECA Emerging Artist. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

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