Carving in Soapstone (Cancelled)

July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Del Ray Artisans
2704 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
$60/$70 plus $30 supply fee
Michele Reday Cook

Art by Jonathan OttkeThis workshop has been cancelled.

Learn basic sculpting techniques carving in soapstone. You will sketch an idea and use clay to picture what it will look like; then sculpt, sand and finish the artwork. You’ll learn to use sculpting tools and techniques and think in three dimensions!

Class size:  4-12 participants. Price is $60 for DRA members and $70 for non-members plus a $30 supply fee.

Meet The Instructor

Jonathan Ottke,
GUAC Workshops: Papier Mache for any level, Carving in Soapstone

Jonathan Ottke is an artist living next to a lake near Washington DC, where he walks and observes the world and people every day.  He lived in many places including by a chocolate factory in Waldenbuch, Germany, the Washington DC area, Nairobi, Kenya near the equator, and Vienna, Austria.  His art is deeply affected by his travels and by his training as a biologist.  He sees art as a spiritual practice that is a communication, a dance even, between the creator, the universe and the viewer that allow both to become better people. He studied art at the Academy of Art in Braunschweig and the University of Virginia. He continued his studies as a guest student in Vienna, Austria with the artist Arnulf Rainer.  He has displayed his art at many exhibitions in the Washington DC region.

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