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Effigies, Memorials, and Altars… OH MY!
May 23, 2019 - June 20, 2019| $250 – $281.25
Instructor: Undine Brod
Class Type: Five-week handbuilding class
Skill Level: All levels
Time: Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Dates: May 23 – June 20
This class will focus on learning and developing slab-building and modeling (reductive, additive, carving, shaping, etc.) techniques. Additionally, we will dive into creating personal, narrative works that tap into your voice and histories. The resulting works will consist of box forms with multiple removable elements. Depending on the forms you choose to create, the works will be functional and/or sculptural. Come to class prepared with several photographs and images of someone and/or something you would like to honor by creating an effigy, memorial, or altar to said person(s) and/or thing(s).
$250.00 members/$281.25 non-members. Tuition includes one bag of clay and firing fees. Registration is online only, and is first come first serve. To inquire about the wait list call WSW at (845) 658-9133 or email [email protected].
Undine Brod studied art at: The Ohio State University, the University of Washington, New York University and the NYS College of Ceramics. In addition to exhibiting in the United States and internationally, she has participated in many artist residencies including the following: Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana, International Ceramics Studio in Hungary, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, and the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan. Undine has also received several honors, grants and awards in recognition for and in support of her work including: the New York Art Sprinter’s Emerging Jewish Artist Award, a NCECA International Residency Grant, and WSW’s Ora Schneider Residency Grant for Regional Artists.
Undine’s current body of work consists of hand-built clay and mixed media animal sculptures adorned with non-traditional ceramic surfaces. The animals function as representations of emotional states not fixed to time, place, or specific experiences. They are fractured and dislocated, reflecting her experience of a contemporary culture that isn’t whole. Although her main focus is on developing and exhibiting her own artwork, she has co-curated several exhibitions and has helped produce many other shows. Currently, her home and studio are located in Rhinebeck, New York.