Sculpture & Sculpting
Classes & Workshops

Discover, learn, and practice your skills in 3-dimensions! Create beautiful and unique sculptural forms in a variety of mediums...all inspired by nature or using natural materials!

 
 Tropical Milkweed III Detail, artist Elaine Quave

FREE! Drop-in Artist Talk
Unfolding Epoch: Reflections of Artists on the Anthropocene Era

Sunday, March 31, 2019
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lisa Truax, featured exhibiting ceramic artist

Unfolding Epoch ceramic exhibition will be on display in the Arboretum's Great Hall, presented by nationally acclaimed artists from all around the United States. The artists in this exhibit explore what it means to be alive in the Anthropocene, and making art about the current state of our relationship to the environment. Lisa will discuss

  • the meaning of this exhibition
  • what the artists are trying to convey through their work
Featured artists are Merrie Wright, Lisa Truax, Shanna Fliegel, Blake Williams, Anne Plummer, Tara Daly, Elaine Quave and Bradley Klem. Curated by Lisa Truax.

This exhibition is in conjunction with Claytopia, NCECA's 53rd annual conference taking place in Minneapolis during this timeframe. 

Limit 300, Oswald Visitor Center, MacMillan auditorium
$FREE member/$FREE non-member, does not include Arboretum admission
No registration; just drop in!



Peter Juhl

The Power of Balance: Stone Sculptures for your Garden

Select a session:
Saturday, April 27 (125-04-27-19-02)
9:30 a.m. - noon
OR
Saturday, September 21 (125-09-21-19)
9:30 a.m. - noon

Peter Juhl, stone balancing artist, www.temporarysculpture.com

Level
No experience necessary
Supplies
An assortment of practice rocks will be available to use during class

Get balanced! Dazzle your friends with a new skill that looks like magic and combines elements of meditation, sculpture, and performance art. Peter will explain simple techniques using shape, weight, and friction to create impossible looking balances using ordinary stones. You'll also gain insights on photographing your creations, learn about design and composition, and receive helpful tips on more advanced balancing. You'll leave grounded, refreshed, and able to repeat your balancing act in your own garden or anywhere with stones. You'll never look at stones in the same way again! This workshop is designed for adults; because a general understanding of gravity and physics is discussed, suggested minimum age for this class is 12.
Limit 24

Saturday, April 27 (125-04-27-19-02)
9:30 a.m. - noon

$42 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
 Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom
register


Saturday, September 21 (125-09-21-19)
9:30 a.m. - noon

$42 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
McVay Learning Lab - Bee & Pollinator Center
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