About The Instructor
Elizabeth Helfer is a sculpture artist living in Waltham MA whose resume includes gallery installations and bronze cast works. Liz pursued sculpture and received her BFA from Alfred University in 2010. She currently creates cast metal and mixed media sculpture at Liz Helfer Studios outside of Boston, MA. In addition to creating commissioned work, she is the Coordinator of Hatch Makerspace run by the Watertown Free Public Library. Hatch is a public workshop dedicated to bringing tools and knowledge to makers in the greater Boston area. She has taught a variety of art media with a focus on sculptural process.
Learn sculpture basics using recycled materials! Explore 3-dimensional form in a collaborative group setting and branch into individual large-scale sculpture. We’ll discuss materials, themes, footprints and the use of positive and negative space. Although we will touch on traditional sculpture methods, our focus will be on contemporary practice and sculptural interpretation. There is no materials list, but please bring along some of the following to integrate: cardboard, cans, string, old photos, etc. Participants should feel comfortable wielding a hot glue gun and utility knife.