Introduction to Pal Tiya 3-D Substrate Material with Maria Sarmiento
Friday, February 5, 2021
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
This session should particularly benefit those who are interested in an easy to use sculpture media to create 3D substrates that do not require molds, kilns, or heavy armature. Pal Tiya works like clay that air hardens as concrete to create 3-D substrates that can be placed in and outdoors. Your armature can be made with cardboard and tin foil, perfect for beginners, and great fun for intermediate students that want to push for more complex forms. Participants will learn the basics of Pal Tiya mixing, by creating a small armature and covering it with the first layers of Pal Tiya. Additionally, you will receive information about tooling, sanding, and finishes. Participants will receive a materials list and will purchase their materials separately! You can add more layers as you desire it doesn’t have time constrain making it better than concrete and less heavy. Most of the workshop will be hands-on and other parts will have images of processes and finishes. I have been teaching sculpture for more than 20 years at all age-group levels and this material is far one of my favorite mediums, easy to manipulate, strong, and once cured for 5 days can go outside in any weather and you can add mosaic to its surface.
Maria Sarmiento is a passionate, versatile, and highly motivated artist and educator with extensive experience teaching sculpture in Fine Arts and Art Foundations in design universities. A native of Colombia and resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Maria’s work is inspired by nature and ancient cultures (pre-historic and pre-Colombian), and evokes spirituality as well as a sense of transcendence. Maria describes her work as a medium to express inner spiritual growth. She connects with common symbols of cultures and explores emerging forms in diverse materials and transforms traditional symbols into her own. Her sculptural art includes different methods such as cast metals, cement, Pal Tiya, steel, paper, and recycled materials. Maria’s background includes broad knowledge and expertise in artistic glass, from stained to cast, fused, and now Mosaic. Maria currently teaches art workshops and her past teaching assignments include Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, The Art Institute of Atlanta, Metro Academic Studies, and Sarmineto Studio LLC. Maria received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Universidad de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota, Colombia. Her leadership appointments include the Board of Directors and Chair of the Recognition Committee and social media for Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) and Co-Chair of the 2015th Mid-South Sculpture Conference. SarimentoStudio.com