This session should particularly benefit those who are interested in creating armatures that help support their substrates and offer a way to attach them properly to a base indoor or outdoor and then will be covered Pal Tiya premium as a substrate for their mosaic pieces. Students are encouraged to bring drawings and questions about armatures to share with the group for Q&A first part. We would have a variety of materials from the hardware store at hand, to demonstrate how they work.
After the demos each participant would create a PVC armature adding high-density foam to create the form. Types of tools for shaping the form will be explained and technique to make your ideas a reality.
The instructions for all the steps would be given during the workshop and a handout would be provided with links to products and information about them.
I have been teaching sculpture for more than 20 years at all age-group levels. As a studio owner, I am always to make the most efficient armatures to use with Pal Tiya. This product reduces my building time production with the strength of concrete, the flexibility of clay and I can’t wait to share these with you.
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. sarmientostudio.com