Make Art with the Armory!

Join visiting Armory Art Center instructors who will introduce you to different artistic media every week. Activities will take inspiration from the Norton’s Collection, special exhibitions, and garden. 

[SOLD OUT!] Make Art with the Armory / Clay Sculpture : Constructing the Figure

Thursday, April 14 / 10AM-1PM

Make Art with the Armory / Figure Sculpting: Depictions and Products of Gesture

Thursday, April 14 / 10AM-1PM

Learn gestural figure sculpture through the use of paper armatures and stoneware clay. We will move quickly, embracing the material's agency to create gesture. Slides will include contemporary and historical figures in the field.

Please come with an open mind and pose ideas!

About the Instructor:

Jenn  Kaplan is the 2021-22 Ceramic Artist in Residence at the Amory Art Center. Recently, they earned their MFA from the University of Notre Dame while teaching undergraduate ceramic courses. After earning a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a concentration in ceramics, Jenn taught ceramics and painting throughout Chicago. They currently teach a variety of ceramic courses including figure sculpture, ceramic chemistry, wheel throwing and altering, urban gardening, and hand-building workshops for adults and young people. 

Armory Art Center

 811 Park Place West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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