This course is currently SOLD OUT. Waitlist seats will come available during General Registration, January 15, 2019.
Introduction to Paltiya 3-D Substrate Material with Maria Sarmiento
Session 24: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Price: $310 (Includes $35 Materials Fee)
This session should particularly benefit those who are interested in an easy to use sculpture media to create 3D substrates that does 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 have 2lb of material to experiment during the workshop and add more details later at their home. You can add more layers as you desire it doesn’t have a 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, steel, mosaic and recycled materials. Maria’s background includes broad knowledge and expertise in artistic glass, from mosaic, stained, to cast and fused.
Recognized as a passionate educator, a lifelong advocate of continued learning and advancement, and prolific, creative artist, Maria’s expertise in multiple media includes foundation art classes, Sculpture, Foundry, and Advanced Sculpture. She has the ability to reach learners at all levels and ignite a thirst for learning within them to the maximum extent possible. Maria’s current and 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. She is a member of the International Sculpture Center (ISC) and leadership appointments include Board of Directors and Chair of the Recognition Committee and social media for Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) and Co-Chair of the Mid-South Sculpture Conference. SarimentoStudio.com
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