ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Students will build their own gargoyle from the inside out, learning the basic underlying forms that describe the anatomy, gesture and expression of animals. We will be looking at the gargoyles of Notre Dame for inspiration observing shapes and forms that make each one unique as well as a little history on their origin and function. Materials used include recycled plastic, paper mache and air dry clay. Students will be encouraged to make their own design decisions when manipulating the anatomical and expressive qualities of their creation while looking at historical references for inspiration.
Final sculptures are approximately 24in x 12in x 12in; build, problem solve, create.
Patty Mooney lives and works in the Woodstock / Kingston area. A sculptor who relishes the open-ended creatives process, Patty uses an eclectic palette of materials both manufactured and natural to solve expressive, aesthetic and practical problems that arise in her evolving oeuvre of work. She is a seasoned educator having recently retired from teaching art at Saugerties High School for 20 years. Her teaching style leans on guiding students through the creative process to explore and discover their own answers.
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
July 2–23, 2020, Thursdays, 1–4 PM
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.