Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis

Patricia Newton

Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a half-day workshop, Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis.

Anne will be teaching techniques to sculpt a whole figure, a torso, or a bas relief using water-based clay.  This intense session will guide the beginning or advanced sculptor in the essence of figure sculpting, giving the student a spontaneous, emotional arena to work in; without the finishing details of a refined piece.  We will be working from a live model.

Anne has been teaching and working with clay since she was a girl growing up in an artistic household of New England.  She has taught ceramic workshops, stone carving and sculpture in Northern California areas; Fort Mason Art School, San Francisco and Half Moon Bay.  She was the Artistic Council Chair of SFWA Gallery – Sculpture Representative.  She’s taught Quick Studies in Clay in Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, and Palo Alto and now shares her knowledge with us in Morro Bay.

This is an opportunity to work with a live model in a more spontaneous, more emotional arena; focusing on movement and gesture. Participants may choose to sculpt the whole figure, a torso or a bas relief during this workshop with a short pose of 3.5 hours.

This is also an opportunity for artists who would like to experience sculpting the human form in clay. You probably won’t have time to detail the small features; like hands, feet and facial features.

Instructor will provide a water based clay along with some tools for your use while in class.

Students will need to bring a board to work on, approx. 12” -14” square. Bring your favorite supplies, if you have them.  Firing of the art is the responsibility of the student.

WHAT: A Quick Studies Sculpture Workshop

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442

WHEN: Sunday, August 7, 2022, 12:30pm – 4pm

COST: MBAA Members $80. Non-Members $90.

For more information, contact Kirsti Wothe: (559) 314-5043 or mrswothe@yahoo.com


Pre-register: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund. Students may be asked to wear a mask.