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Sittin’ Duck

$1,975.00

Open Edition
12 X 12 X 12
Bronze
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b.1943

Although best known for her bronze likenesses, Rhonda really enjoys creating whimsical pieces with her trademark titles and her marvelous legends.

As a budding artist, young Rhonda began drawing on everything within reach and, often, out of bounds. Nonetheless, such early promise was quickly recognized and encouraged by family and teachers throughout Rhonda’s under-graduate schooling. Naturally, she declared a fine arts major in college but was frankly never entirely pleased with her own work in painting and drawing.

It was not until she was married and the mother of two that Rhonda was introduced to the work of sculpture. A sister-in-law, who wanted to take a class at the Art Institute in Wichita, Kansas asked Rhonda to join her…and it was love at first touch. Clay was the medium Rhonda knew to be her own. After working in terra cotta for several years, she switched to bronze after being disheartened by so much breakage during their intrastate move to Colorado.

“I want my work to evoke emotion and preferably a grin.” Although best known for her bronze likenesses, Rhonda really enjoys creating whimsical pieces with her trademark titles and her marvelous legends.

As a budding artist, young Rhonda began drawing on everything within reach and, often, out of bounds. Nonetheless, such early promise was quickly recognized and encouraged by family and teachers throughout Rhonda’s under-graduate schooling. Naturally, she declared a fine arts major in college, but was frankly never entirely pleased by her own work in painting and drawing. It was not until she was married and the mother of two that Rhonda was introduced to the world of sculpture. A sister-in-law, who wanted to take a class at the Art Institute in Wichita, Kansas, asked Rhonda to join her…and it was love at first touch. Clay was the medium Rhonda knew to be her own.

The Vickers moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1984 and Rhonda has spent the past years working and studying with George Lundeen, “my mentor,” Lincoln Fox, “the best communicator I know,” and others. Today, Rhonda lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with her husband, Tommy “my greatest sales representative!” and works in her new home-studio/gallery.

Rhonda Vickers Sculpture, Bronze 12 X 12 X 12 (Interest categories: Bronze, Humor, Whimsical, Sculpture, Sculptures and Accent Pieces, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Rhonda Vickers Artist)

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OPEN

Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

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