the Figure with Vala Ola
presented by the Oklahoma Sculpture Society
Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5, 2016, 9AM – 4:00PM
Deposit:$200 required upon registration. Balance on or before June 3rd. Please make your checks payable to the Oklahoma Sculpture Society and note the Vala Ola Sculpture Workshop on it.
to Register: May
1, 2016. Maximum number of
students is 15.
$400 for OSS Members, $435 for non-members
is 100% refundable if notified on or before May 15, 2016. After that there
will be a 50% refund on tuition).
will be opening it up to out of state participants so please sign up early.
contact: Phyllis deQuevedo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cherry Hill Lane, Oklahoma City, OK 73120
is covered with the workshop fee? Workshop
fee covers 3 days of study, model fee and lunch on the first day. Supplies not
included. Sculpture stands are available for class participants.
is studied in the workshop? Vala Ola will take you through the process of creating a figurative
sculpture that is suitable for casting in bronze. The clay figure will be 1/6
life-size (approx. 11” figure). The focus will be on anatomy, curves and
planes, bone structure, rib cage, pelvis. We will spend time on the head,
eyes, mouth, nose and how to sculpt beautiful hands and feet. Fleshy forms vs.
defined muscles, use of shadows, points of interest, composition, leading the
eye around, texture and lost edges, drapery and building an armature. Finally
we will learn how to add your own personal twist to the pose. The class will
also feature tips on working with foundries. We will have a female life model
for each day of the workshop.
if I’m just a beginner?
beginner or experienced sculptor, you are welcome and will be given individual
as well as group instruction.
will the class be held? The Conservatory for Classical Art -
12 Burton Pl, Edmond, OK 73013
you are interested in adding a Vala Ola sculpture or necklace to your own art
please inquire about the student discount.
view Vala Ola's artwork go to: www.valaola.com
Let's have fun sculpting. I'm looking
forward to a good group.
Supplies on page 2 can be purchased from:
Supplies on page 2 can be purchased from:
Reynolds Advanced Materials - 480-967-7727 or www.reynoldsam.com
Sculpture House - 772-210-6124 or
SUPPLY LIST - WORKSHOP
Vala Ola – Sculpting the Figure
- The figure created will be an approx. 11” figure, head to toe - 1/6
CLAY - Vala uses Chavant Le Beau Touche, color green, grade of hardness:
High Melt (HM). Other oil-based clays will work fine (avoid clays with
toxic sulfur). For small figures I recommend the clay to be on the harder
lbs. of oil based clay or 4-2 lb. cubes. Available from Reynolds
Advanced Materials, see page 1.|
FROM THE HARDWARE STORE
|1 board, approx. 8" x 12" (a white melamine particle board is easy to keep clean).|
ALUMINUM WIRE for the armature - Vala's
personal preference is the "Almaloy Armature Wire" (Reynolds
Advanced Materials). She doesn’t recommend cheap copper wire or fence wire,
as they are a pain to maneuver.
roll 1/16 aluminum wire|
roll or 20 feet of 1/8" aluminum wire|
|4 feet of soft floral wire approx. 26 gauge (for fingers)|
small (#2) old artist's paint paintbrush (can be trimmed short too make it
stiffer). Vala's favorite for face detail is Silver Ruby Satin
brush Series 2501 Flat, size 2. It's fairly stiff yet doesn't leave
narrow putty knife 2" wide or so.|
mini-sized long nose is good to have (approx. 5" total length of
|1 smaller long
nose (needle nose) pliers/wire cutter (approx. 7" total length
small tack hammer. (optional, I'll have one to borrow)|
measuring tape (optional, I'll have one to borrow)|
|1 seamstress measuring tape (optional, I'll have one to borrow)|
Wire loops serrated: Various
size. The serrated bull nose wire end modeling tools are my favorite (I only
recommend loops with a serrated edge, non-serrated wire loops are useless
when "raking" bumps out of the surface of the muscles).
Available from Sculpture House, see
Preferred sizes are:
- Single wire end modeling tool, serrated bull nose (6/16" and
9/16" wide, (e.g. tool #404A, $16)|
- Double wire end tool, serrated bull nose (7/8" wide loop, such as
tool #222, $14 |
- Double wire end modeling tool, serrated bull nose shape on one end (1
3/8" wide, tool #209, $18|
steel detailing tool, loop. Those are always non-serrated 5/16" wide,
(e.g. tool #610, $10)|
tip for a long lasting wire loop: Buy a stick of epoxy putty and pack it tight
around the base of the loop.
Advanced Materials will have similar tools.
modeling tools with straight flat edge. Below is a list of the ones I use
1/2" wide and 5/8" wide|
wood modeling tool, pointed end (1/4" wide, often found to be the
other end of the small wood with the small 1/4" straight flat edge).|
flat edge dental tool (my favorite is straight and shaped like a steak
knife at the tip)|
|Miniature flat wood sculpting tool great for the details (width 3/16" or so).|
rubber palette, kidney shaped|
proportional calipers that will down-size, 18" long or bigger.
(Will have some on-site to borrow).|
wire for slicing clay |
terry cloth rag to clean hands|
small paring knife (3" blade kitchen knife), make sure it's not
screws to fasten wires and clay base to board |
little piece of yellow sponge for smoothing |
scour pad (the green heavy duty Scotch Brite works well |
Goo Gone spray cleaner for smoothing clay|
Oklahoma Sculpture Society
Policy, Procedures and
to the generosity of several individuals, scholarships to help defray the cost
of workshops and other educational opportunities are available to Oklahoma
Sculpture Society (OSS) members in good standing. These
monies may only be used for scholarships. Money
from general revenue funds may not be used for Scholarships without unanimous
approval of the OSS Board of Directors (Board).
scholarships may be used to attend sculpture workshops that are deemed eligible
by the Board. The workshop may cover
any sculpture discipline, medium or genre and instruct how to create figurative,
modern or abstract three dimensional form. Two
dimensional workshops are not eligible for scholarships.
applicant must be an active member of the OSS for a minimum of 2 years prior to
applying for a scholarship.
applicant must show an aptitude for three dimensional art, and meet the criteria
for being included in the workshop.
as well as more experienced sculptors may qualify for scholarships.
forms may be submitted at any time during the year.
There must be adequate time for review by the OSS Board of Directors
prior to the start of the workshop. “Adequate
time” is determined by the Board.
completed form is to be mailed to:
Thomas, 10804 Major Ave. OKC, OK 73120.
board of Directors will review them on a first come first served basis and the
selection will be at the sole discretion of the Board.
of each scholarship will be determined by the Board based on needs of the
applicant and available funds.
may receive only one scholarship.
Revenue Service regulations require by law (code section 53.4945-4[c]) that
non-profit organizations retain evidence that scholarship moneys are used for
their given purpose. Therefore, as a matter of proper procedure, the Oklahoma
Sculpture Society requires.
The scholarship check will be issued as payable to the entity (Sponsor/Person)
conducting the workshop.
Following the workshop, you must send verifiable documentation showing you
attended and completed the workshop to Glen Thomas.
you for applying.
Scholarship Application Form
Zip Code __________
(You will be contacted using either phone or email
What is the name of your
What year did you become a
member of the OSS? ___________________
How long have you been
What is your medium: (bronze,
welded steel, clay, stone, wood, etc.) ________________________
Name of the Workshop.
Name of Instructor.
Location: (City, State. Zip) ________________________________________________________
Please let the Board know
why you wish to attend this workshop.
person/group: (Such as Scottsdale
Artist’s School … or Bryen, Sculptor)
Address Street/PO box:
_______________________________________ Phone: _________________