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Atelier Series: Relief Sculpting with Alison Belt

As part of our 2018 Atelier Series, spend an exciting and fun weekend learning how to create relief sculptures with award winning sculptor, Alison Belt. Designed for beginner and intermediate students, you’ll learn the foundations of making a relief sculpture. All you need to do is bring a picture you’d like to create in clay and the desire to learn. Alison will teach you the rest.

Starting with a slab of clay as your canvas, Alison will explain and demonstrate how to transcribe your reference picture onto the clay and then how to build the piece up to create a beautiful relief sculpture. During the workshop Alison will give demonstrations of sculpting both a portrait and a botanical specimen.

“Relief sculpture is a great way to create art that can fit easily onto a wall in a home or gallery. The method I will teach you will allow you to create relief sculptures of a wide range of subjects from portraits to botanicals and beyond. At each stage of the process you’ll watch demonstrations and receive instruction before trying it yourself,” says Alison.

Clay, stands and tools are all provided in this relaxed and fun class, but students are welcome to bring their own tools if they have them. Plan on bringing snacks/brown-bag lunch.

About Alison Belt

Alison Belt is an award-winning sculptor based in Baltimore. A finalist of the 2017 National Sculpture Society Annual Awards Exhibition, she sculpts in both relief and in the round and has a fondness for portraiture. Alison attended the Schuler School of Fine Arts and graduated in 2003. She has studied under sculptors Tylden Streett, Francesca Schuler Guerin, and Barry Johnston.