A final project begins

The edible forest floor mural is off to a fast start!

Last Sunday was the first of the three-part drop-in workshops that will amount to the final community collaborative mural, “The Edible Forest Floor”. Much to my surprise, slugs and snails are popular these days, and lots of people showed up to sculpt them out of fondant! So, yes and no, we were off to a sluggish start on that!

But bigger news! I am starting to work on a final project that will be left behind long after I leave the residency. I’ll be working with people to make a life sized sculpture of a picnic basket overflowing with food. I wanted to post sign up links for free classes here for any followers before word got out anywhere else! So please see the text and info below to learn more about the project and how to sign up.

Be part of a community collaborative bronze sculpture!

Branscombe House artist-in-residence Rhonda Weppler invites you to participate in the making of a small bronze sculpture to be permanently displayed near Branscombe House.

The sculpture, titled The Gathering, will take the form of a picnic basket overflowing with life-sized sculptures of small pieces of food. This work will represent Richmond as an abundant bounty and an island, as well as reflect the multicultural nature of the area and its food.

To contribute to this artwork, pre-register for one of the free two-session workshops below. After learning a little about the history of bronze and basic sculpting techniques, you will get to model a single piece of food in clay. Rhonda will then integrate all the creations with the sculpted basket,
to be cast in bronze and installed outside in 2017.

No experience necessary. For adults and children over 10 accompanied by an adult. All materials provided. Space is limited and pre-registration is required: 604–276–4300 or richmond.ca/register.

Sundays 12:30 to 2:30pm
Oct 23 and 30
Course #1745138

Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30pm
Oct 25 and Nov 1
Course #1745188

Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30pm
Oct 26 and Nov 2
Course #1745288

Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30pm
Oct 27 and Nov 3
Course #1745238

NOTE: If you participated in “The Sculpted Feast: sculpting with marzipan and fondant” classes, only one three-hour session is necessary. Register for Tuesday, Nov 15, 6:30 to 9:30, Course #1745338, or contact Rhonda directly for an alternative date.