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Concrete’s Not Hard!

June 30, 2024 - July 12, 2024

Sherri Warner Hunter  ·  sherriwarnerhunter.com

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, students will create several smaller pieces while investigating possibilities with this versatile sculptural material. These pieces can be individual sculptures or elements for a stacking piece or totem. Technique will be presented though demonstrations, visual presentations, and detailed handouts. During the second week of the workshop, participants can refine their skills with the option to continue experimenting on a small scale or combining processes to make a larger sculpture with a focus on personal content or style. Often students’ pieces take the form of ‘hybrid armatures’, combining non-welded elements with carved foam as a starting point for the concrete application. There will also be time in this workshop to experiment with color and concrete, and other surface treatments. This workshop is for concrete fanatics as well as those who have never touched concrete before! Open to all skill levels.


  • GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) concrete systems over carved polystyrene
  • Wet carved concrete
  • Non-welded metal armatures
  • Direct modeling with concrete
  • Color and other surface treatments


  • Class Materials List
  • Please note any materials you are expected to purchase prior to arrival via the link above
  • Estimated fees vary based on class size and materials used


  • Several small sculptural elements
  • A larger piece that combines preferred processes
  • Experience with various concrete formulas
  • Process handouts to continue personal explorations beyond the workshop experience


COURSE FEE: $1,210

Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Sherri Warner Hunter is a full-time artist living in Bell Buckle, TN. She earned an MA from Claremont Graduate University and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, both with an emphasis in sculpture and drawing. Hunter has authored two books on concrete, is currently working on a third, and teaches workshops throughout the United States as well as internationally. In addition to her large-scale public artworks, Hunter facilitates community-built sculpture projects. Her installation at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford was selected as one of CODAwards Top 100 in 2019.

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In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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