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Artist the Woods Twig Sculpture Wokshop

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Date(s) - 11/15/2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Summit Ranger Station


Stanislaus National Forest and 3 Forests Association are proud to present Twig Sculpture with Wendy Klemperer. Fee: $50 to 3 Forests Interpretive Association Register online at www.3forests.us/ or call Marie Malo at 209.965.3434 x5343. (limit 12 students) This workshop is about exploring a natural material to create sculpture. We will discover ways one can bend, shape, and manipulate twigs and branches into structured form and expressive image.

In the first part of this workshop we will explore an area of the Stanislaus National Forest to gather pliable sticks and branches, the material for our work. To help fuel reduction in areas, manzanita, a pliable wood will be collected. Participants should wear comfortable clothes
suitable for hiking and working.

Back in the classroom people may work individually or in pairs to create a sculpture. It can be helpful to have an extra pair of hands, so working together is a good option.

The process of building with sticks is both slow and fast: drilling holes through the wood and tying the sticks together with wire can be laborious, but the overall form can grow quickly, like a gesture drawing. My emphasis will be on using line to create form and gesture, but the imagery you create will be your choice. This workshop is suitable for adults, and children 11 years old and up. Tools will be available, but if you would like to bring your own, you may.