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  • School’s Out, Art’s In! Spring Break Workshops: Animal Sculptures with artists Tony Moretti & Gwen Quigley

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:00 AM 04/17/2019 3:00 PM America/New_York School’s Out, Art’s In! Spring Break Workshops: Animal Sculptures with artists Tony Moretti & Gwen Quigley

    Workshops are included with regular museum admission. Sign up for a 45-minute session starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Check in at The Rockwell at 111 Cedar Street location to receive your workshop tickets.Animal Sculpture Project

    Click here to Register

    Please note the following:

    • Every child must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Adults are required to pay museum admission to secure a time slot.
    • Forever Passes are accepted during spring break programming. You will be required to present your forever pass when you check in.

    Explore and deepen your connection to animals. We all relate to images we see. Why do some resonate and others not?  Animal images are used in art to help people understand their personal identity. After being inspired by Abraham Anik Ruben’s sculptures of birds, animals and spirits, create your own sculpture out of beeswax or soapstone. Using hands and simple tools, scrape away material from small soap stone pieces to create a small sculpture that represents an animal or a blend of animal traits (feather, claw, etc.) that resonate with you. Smaller hands will have the option to work with warmed beeswax as a medium to create their sculpture.

    About the Artists

    Tony Moretti

    Local artist Tony Moretti focuses on sand-cast bronze, ceramics as well as structural and ornamental work. He has studied at Alfred University, Mendocino Arts Center, and Artwork Foundry in Berkeley, CA, where he assisted with well-known sculptors. He has shown at San Francisco and Santa Fe galleries. He and his wife Gwen now work together to transform recycled steel and natural materials through forging and fabrication to create a variety of works. 

    Gwen Quigley

    After graduating from University of Michigan, Gwen attended classes at the College of Redwoods, CA focusing on the creation of art from natural and found materials. She and her husband Tony came to the area over 10 years ago where they now teach and work collaboratively doing many public and private commissions and providing a variety of educational programs. They are both currently art instructors at 171 Cedar Arts Center.

    The Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar Street Corning NY

    Workshops are included with regular museum admission. Sign up for a 45-minute session starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Check in at The Rockwell at 111 Cedar Street location to receive your workshop tickets.Animal Sculpture Project

    Click here to Register

    Please note the following:

    • Every child must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Adults are required to pay museum admission to secure a time slot.
    • Forever Passes are accepted during spring break programming. You will be required to present your forever pass when you check in.

    Explore and deepen your connection to animals. We all relate to images we see. Why do some resonate and others not?  Animal images are used in art to help people understand their personal identity. After being inspired by Abraham Anik Ruben’s sculptures of birds, animals and spirits, create your own sculpture out of beeswax or soapstone. Using hands and simple tools, scrape away material from small soap stone pieces to create a small sculpture that represents an animal or a blend of animal traits (feather, claw, etc.) that resonate with you. Smaller hands will have the option to work with warmed beeswax as a medium to create their sculpture.

    About the Artists

    Tony Moretti

    Local artist Tony Moretti focuses on sand-cast bronze, ceramics as well as structural and ornamental work. He has studied at Alfred University, Mendocino Arts Center, and Artwork Foundry in Berkeley, CA, where he assisted with well-known sculptors. He has shown at San Francisco and Santa Fe galleries. He and his wife Gwen now work together to transform recycled steel and natural materials through forging and fabrication to create a variety of works. 

    Gwen Quigley

    After graduating from University of Michigan, Gwen attended classes at the College of Redwoods, CA focusing on the creation of art from natural and found materials. She and her husband Tony came to the area over 10 years ago where they now teach and work collaboratively doing many public and private commissions and providing a variety of educational programs. They are both currently art instructors at 171 Cedar Arts Center.