Metamorphosis: Creating a Figurative Sculpture with Kate Church
Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point, WI
October 2-7, 2022
Today I went out to breakfast with Denice before finishing the packing for the Kate Church workshop at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, WI. I left Milwaukee around 10:30 a.m. and made my way southwest to the Wilmot Flea Market where I found some goodies that made the journey worthwhile. Then I headed west during which I made two more stops at Sunday antique stores where I also added to my larder.
In Mineral Point by 4:00 pm, I checked in at the Mineral Point Hotel. Prior to leaving Milwaukee I had heard that at no upcharge to me I was being shifted to their Jail Alley building so I was curious to see what that was about. As it turns out, their Jail Alley facility is a large house like place with six rooms including a kitchen. To say I am in more that I need would be an understatement.
At 6:00 p.m. tonight it was time for the group to meet at the Lind Pavilion for a taco dinner. We also got a tour of the Smeja Studio which is our location for class. I this was led by our instructor Kate Church and Sandy Scott, the Shake Rag host and owner of Longbranch Gallery.
Kate Church is from Nova Scotia, Canada. Her main art form is doll making and her work has been featured with Cirque du Soleil. She has a masterful way of crating dolls that tell stories while baring their souls. I took Kate’s 2019 class at Shake Rag and I am glad she is back to teach again.
Here is the class sample for our workshop this week.
After a nice meal and introductions, we all scattered back to our homes for a good nights rest before class actually begins tomorrow.
Monday, 10/03/2022 - Friday, 10/08/2022
Our workshop is being held on the Shake Rag campus in the Smeja Studio.