Wednesday, June 29, 2011
July Workshop: Make your own Sculpture Tools
Always wanted to make your own sculpture tools? Do you find that store bought varieties don't quite do the trick? Well fret not, dear readers, because Philadelphia Sculpture Gym has you covered! We are offering a workshop on how to make your own sculpture tools this July! Come learn how to cut out the basic shape of the tool using a bandsaw and shape it on a sander. We'll cover a shape similar to whats pictured but feel free to ask questions and experiment with different varieties.
We are asking for $10 per person, which will go toward matching the Knight Arts Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. (If you are feeling saucy and want to give more we won't stop you!) Wood and sandpaper are included, but if you have some wood scraps you'd really like to use, feel free to bring them. We will also have butcher's wax on hand (for finishing the tools) as well as some safety glasses for use while at the machines.
The details are:
When: Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 2pm
Where: 3237 N. Amber Street, 3rd Floor North, Philadelphia, PA 19134 (Easily accessible by car, bike or public transportation)
Why: Because those store bought modeling tools just aren't cutting it.
How to sign up: Email us at philadelphiasculpturegym[at]gmail.com and let us know you'll be there. Please RSVP so we can make sure we have enough materials for everyone.
Hope to see you there!