January 24–26, 2022 ∙ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$100 ∙ Call 865-436-5860 To Register
Explore the realm of abstract sculpture through paper casting. This engaging three-step process begins with constructing a sculpture in solid clay; creating a plaster mold from the clay sculpture; and finally making paper pulp to press into the molds. Students create a finished paper sculpture and a plaster mold for future casting but will also learn about a variety of materials and sculpture techniques.
Instructor · Horacio Casillas
Horacio Casillas was born in Chandler, Arizona and raised in Jalisco, Mexico for most of his childhood before his family moved back to the United States to San Angelo, TX. In 2013 he received his BFA in ceramics from Angelo State University and his MFA from the University of North Texas in 2018. Horacio’s most recent work is carved to represent cathedral windows and entryways inspired by Gothic architecture and the churches of his hometown of Tepatitlan, Jalisco. “Focusing my work through the lens of my Catholic faith has given me an appreciation for the traditions found in the Church including her influence on architecture.” Horacio is currently an Arrowmont 2021-22 Artist in Residence.