Engage | Event

Three-Day Figurative Workshop

January 30, 2023 - February 01, 2023

Learn a simple technique for creating a lifelike bust in this three-day workshop!

Monday, January 30 • Tuesday, January 31 Wednesday, February 1

Learn to form realistic features and facial expressions that add depth and soul to your work.  This workshop will teach you how to make a simple clay bust, model realistic faces, and demonstrate surface design and textures.  We will use a basic slab technique, cutting and assembling the pieces to form the bust, neck and head. Additional clay is attached to form the features, clothing, and hair.  Underglazes may then be applied (depending on time) to begin the process of painting the work with patterns and stencils to give your piece a unique surface of coloration and design. Materials list available.

Members $300/Non-members $325

To sign up for this workshop or for more information, contact Rosalind Martin at 865.523.6349 or email rmartin@knoxart.org.

Sculptor, painter, and mixed media artist, Marga McBride, has been “making things” ever since she can remember. She has worked in the artistic field all of her life, beginning as a layout artist on Music Row in Nashville, TN, to becoming Art Director for one of the largest hospitals in the USA, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. She made the switch to fine art in 1988, working as a gallery assistant, manager, and finally, Gallery Director for art galleries in Tennessee. While working in galleries by day, Marga studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture at night at the University of Tennessee.

In 1995 she began showing her work professionally when she won “Best of Show” in a juried South Eastern Exhibition. Since that time, Marga’s work has been shown across the country in fine art galleries and museum exhibitions.

Highlights of her career came when she was chosen to exhibit at the international Sculptural Objects and Functional Art Show (SOFA) on the Navy Pier in Chicago, IL, received a four-piece, permanent public installation of a mixed media painting in the Convention Center for the City of Knoxville, TN, and then was featured on the national television show “Country Style” for the Home & Garden Network. She has been exhibited in galleries in Maine, Baltimore, California, Tennessee, Philadelphia, PA; Dallas & Austin, TX; Ann Arbor, MI, Madison, WI, New Orleans, LA, Miami, FL; and Chicago IL. www.margamcbride.com

This project is supported, in whole or in part, by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.