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Sculpting with Pal Tiya: A Game Changer

May 30, 2021 - June 4, 2021

Maria Sarmiento  ·  sarmientostudio.com

Workshop at a glance

Pal Tiya is a weather resistant strong material that behaves like clay. This versatile material will be used to build sculptures. No big tools needed.


  • Utilizing Pal Tiya in sculpturing
  • Working with different textures, tooling, sanding, and finishing


  • Pal Tiya
  • Wire Form Aluminum mesh


  • Creating 3D sculptures with Pal Tiya
  • Sanding and finishing techniques

Artist Bio

Maria Sarmiento lives in Atlanta, Georgia and teaches art workshops. She received her BFA from the Universidad de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota, Colombia, and an MFA in Sculpture from Georgia State University. Her sculptural art includes different methods such as cast metals, cement, Paltiya, steel, paper, and recycled materials. Sarmiento’s past teaching assignments include Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, The Art Institute of Atlanta, Metro Academic Studies, and Sarmiento Studio LLC.
Arrowmont Connections

  • Maria Sarmiento

Workshop Description

This workshop will benefit students who are interested in an easy-to-use sculpture media to create 3-D forms that do not require molds, kilns, or heavy armature. Pal Tiya is a nontoxic material which works like clay that air hardens as concrete to create 3-D forms. Participants will discover the basics of Pal Tiya mixing and using other forms as support to create Pal Tiya thin shells. You will also learn to create different textures, tooling, sanding, and finishes. The workshop will be a combination of hands on learning and exploration of process images and finishes. It is perfect for beginners and for intermediate students who want to push for more complex forms.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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