Terre-Travaux, teaching artist for Creek College. Participants explored earth materials — clay (a soft, pliable, sedimentary material) and plaster (a soft mixture of gypsum) to create a one of a kind bas-relief. Bas-relief is a method of sculpting that is closest to drawing. It is a shallow three-dimensional composition created on a flat surface. In this class participants studied the Johnson Creek's local flora and fauna to draft their concepts through sketches. From the sketches, they sculpted clay using a subtractive and additive method to create a mold. Once the clay was sculpted, a plaster bas-relief was created from the clay bringing their concepts to fruition.
King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA) International Art Fair mentor. KSMoCA is a contemporary art museum within the walls of a functioning K-8 public school in NE Portland, OR. Created as a collaborative project by Lisa Jarrett, Harrell Fletcher, and students of Portland State University’s College of the Arts, the project creates an unusual pairing between early education and internationally renowned artists and their work.