SculptureTucson education programs foster public appreciation of sculpture, provide equal access to professional opportunities, and present forums for artistic dialogue. Our programs give hands-on experiences in sculpture creation, gather local resources for practicing artists, and share artistic expertise with an appreciative public.
Future Education Programs
We plan to offer the following programming free to artists and the public:
Hands-on Sculpture Workshops
Local artists will lead hands-on experiences in their studios for students to learn the fundamentals of sculpture-making such as modeling, carving, or assemblage. Curriculum will be subject to change based on the class make-up or needed levels of challenge.
Professional Practice Classes
These trainings led by local curators, critics, dealers, and other arts professionals support artists taking the next step in their careers. Students will learn entrepreneurial strategies for seeking venues, hosting studio visits, promoting and exhibiting work, including creating artist statements, press releases and business plans.
The ArtTalk Series
During sculpture festival hours, informal artist presentations will be offered for the public. Along with a moderator, guest artists will use a variety of public programming formats including demonstrations, object-based lectures, interviews, or discussions.
Activities – These artist-created sculpture activities can be used for homeschooling, after-school programs, or classroom teaching.
Artist Resource – A convenient list for artists to discover and post local resources categorized by studio space, materials, artist services, and opportunities.
Local Forum – This online discussion group is organized by topics and authored by its users. Topics will respond to the need for creative problem solving, information sharing, and issues important to the artistic community.