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Sculpture Workshop



Working from life, the Positive Approach to
Sculpting  with artist Lori Betz

Have you ever had a desire to sculpt?  A project that you really want to make but don’t know how to go about it?  This workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn and also to ask about how to create what you are looking for

The workshop will concentrate on methods of clay
modeling working from a live model in water based clay.
We will study the  anatomy and proportions of the human
figure, with the emphasis on developing form and beautiful
composition. The workshop will provide an in-depth
exploration of the human figure  while working from
the same model each day. Each person will receive
individual attention, including demonstrations on
anatomy and technique.  If you have a specific project that                       you would like to discuss there will be time for that also.

This is a three week course on Saturday and Sunday from
10:30-3pm with a lunch break. The cost will be  $350 not including some supplies. There will be all levels in the class so don’t worry if you are a beginner. I plan to start the class the second week in May, the 13th and do two weekends and then skip a week for memorial weekend and then finish up the first weekend in June, anyone who wants to work straight through memorial weekend can do so. I will have everything that you need for supplies.  If you’re interested let me know because last year this workshop filled up the first week and pass on this info to anyone you think might be interested.   Thanks and I hope that you can join us we have a lot of fun and you will learn a lot.

For workshop dates contact Lori Betz at 713-576-6954

About lori

I studied at the University of Texas in Austin in studio art and while there I was awarded an artist in residency grant at the Shigaraki Institute in Japan for a year. After that I traveled and studied with as many different instructors around the world with the goal to learn from each of them something unique. I studied in Greece with artist Alan Bain and in Cortona, Italy with artist Alex Deya. I came back to the United States in 1995 after years of studying and working in different part of the world and decided I was ready to open my own studio and gallery and to immerse myself in the process. Betz Art Gallery and Studio and was located in the Heart of Downtown Houston, Texas for 15 years and during that time I participated in many solo and group exhibitions and also created several small and large scale sculptures for public and private collections. I have collaborated with several renowned dancers to pose for me and be my inspiration. The sculpture “Swan Dance” was created with the help of Stanton Walsh, the creative director of the Houston Ballet and two of his soloists. In 2012 I decided to dedicate myself solely to my own work with a concentration on sculpture and opened Betz Art Foundry.. I have spent 25 years working exclusively in developing my talents as an artist and have displayed my art in both national and international venues. I have created numerous public sculptures including , two life sized “Angels Remembered” for a family memorial and a 6 foot “Cypress Tree Cross with Hummingbirds , Liliies and a Cat”, “ The Workers Monument”for the Chamber of Commerce in Pearland and the 7 foot “Battle Cross” and “World” Sculptures for the Veterans Memorial Park in Tampa, Florida, just to name a few of my public sculptures. I have also been commissioned to create several life sized busts for the CEO’s of major companies here in Houston, Texas. In the fall of 2015 I created the sculptures of the founders of Houston, “The Allen Brothers”, which are permanently install in front of Houston’s City Hall.
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