Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Sculpting a medallion with Kylee Parks

Kristian Beverly was originally scheduled to teach the halter making workshop at this year's BreyerWest. A last minute schedule change forced her to cancel, and Erin asked if I would be willing to take her place. I'd had a great experience teaching this workshop in 2016, so I immediately agreed. it wasn't until much later that I actually looked at the BreyerWest schedule and realized that I had signed myself up for nearly nine straight hours of intense arting. Oy.
Suffice it to say, I was a little less fresh and eager to learn at the beginning of Kylee's workshop than I had been for Maggie's.
Fortunately, it didn't matter much. Kylee provided excellent instructional materials and patiently helped and encouraged everyone in the class...
even those of us who couldn't make it through the workshop without bloodshed!
photo and blood by Melanie Miller
I learned a lot by listening to her talk and watching her make some hands on corrections.
At the end of the two and a half hours, every single participant had sculpted a credible medallion.
photo courtesy of Bethany Shaw
Here's mine.
I'll be honest. I think he's okay, but don't really like him. I know I could have done better if I hadn't been so tired.
Despite that, I'm really glad I participated in this workshop. In the same way that I plan to paint another Chipsa, I also intend to use Kylee's system to attempt another, better medallion. Thank you, Kylee for sharing your methods. I know it didn't show, but I really did enjoy your class!

1 comment:

  1. Hey look! It's my doo doo pony she's correcting! Lol! <3
    Looking forward to reattempting mine soon too ;)