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24-2022 – Lisa Reinertson – Inspirations from the Renaissance and Beyond

June 12 – 25 2022

Sculpture with live model
Intermediate

24-2022 – Lisa Reinertson – Inspirations from the Renaissance and Beyond

Introduction

In this workshop Lisa Reinertson will guide students in an exploration of the figurative ceramic sculpture inspired both by working from life, and by the great figurative sculptures of the Italian Renaissance.

Instruction

To get inspiration from the Renaissance, we will begin the week with a visit to Florence and the Bargello Museum where we will see the amazing sculptures of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Della Robbia. On return to the studio, we spend our first five mornings working with a live model, doing figure studies in bas-relief, and small 3-D figure studies. In the afternoons, we will each work on a mid-size hollow built sculpture inspired by the artwork seen in Florence. This can either be a 3-D wall piece like the Della Robbias, or a sculpture in the round.

Techniques

Firstly, we will do warm-up sketches with the model and sketches to develop the concept for the final sculpture. Each day, Lisa will work along with the students providing many opportunities for demonstrations of her sculpting techniques. Furthermore, she will show slides and provide one-on-one feedback on construction, composition, and conceptual issues. While your sculptures are being fired we will return again to Florence for a visit to the Academia to see Michelangelo’s David and his powerful “Slave” sculptures.

Logistics

Students will study in the beautiful environment of La Meridiana, hosted in nearby accommodation and a full meal will be served on all course days.

For participation, a  Green Pass ( Covid 19 Vaccination Certificate or negative test) is required.

The artist

Lisa Reinertson is a California artist known for her life -size figurative ceramic sculptures and her large-scale public sculptures cast in bronze. Her work has an underlying humanism that addresses environmental concerns. Public commissions of historic leaders of Peace include sculptures of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez. In her work, Reinertson combines a realism rooted in figurative art traditions with a contemporary expression of social, political and psychological content.
Reinertson completed her MFA at UC Davis in 1984, studying with Robert Arneson, and Manuel Neri. She has taught figurative ceramic sculpture at several universities and colleges in California. Her ceramic work has been in exhibitions and museums nationally and internationally, and is in several public and private collections. www.lisareinertson.com

Artist:

Lisa Reinertson

Date:

June 12 – 25 2022

Length of course

10 days

Technique:

Sculpture

Level:

Some experience required

Deposit for booking:

800,00

Total cost:

Euro 2800,00

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Info

The workshop fee includes the following:
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day
Studio open 12 hours per day
All materials and firings
Lodging in double room; single room on request at additional fee of 230 euros per week.
Freshly prepared three course lunch with wine on all working days
Welcome breakfast,
Welcome and Final dinner
Coffee break in the mornings and in the evenings
Excursions

Payment - Refund Policy

A deposit is required at registration. After submitting the registration form, you may proceed with the payment on-line. If you choose to pay by bank transfer, the registration will be confirmed once the deposit has been accredited in our banking account. The balance must be paid at the beginning of the course.
Cancellation
You may withdraw within 14 days of registration without incurring in any penalties and will have the deposit fully refunded.  No refund of deposits past 14 days of registration, pursuant to articles 53 and following of the EU consumer protection legislation.
If La Meridiana cannot hold the course due to unforeseen events beyond our control, La Meridiana reserves the right to offer a voucher for a different course of your choice. The voucher is valid for two years. The deposit will be transferred to the new course.

Safety

La Meridiana is equipped to comply with the current safety standards, including social distancing between people in and outside the studio. The building is sanitized and the daily  maintenance of hygiene measures is guaranteed.
Please note that participants will be required to follow the security protocol and to comply with some simple precautions.