Siblings and Other Such Oddities: Whimsical Canvas and Paper Clay Figures

the artist and two of her works

Date: June 19-23, 2023 (Summer)
Medium: Mixed
Instructor: Pamela Hignite (email)
Skill Level: All Skill Levels

Do you have a crazy sibling, a weird grandma, or a particular character that makes you smile? Then
join me for a week-long workshop where you will design and create your own personally inspired,
whimsical figure from start to finish. Students will learn how to sew a canvas figure, sculpt with
paper clay, master dry brush painting, and other creative techniques.. You will leave the workshop
accompanied by your new creation and a new set of creative skills.

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Undergraduate Credit

Graduate Credit

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.

Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

Estimated cost for items to purchase and bring: $20-30


Scissors- Walmart
sewing needles- Walmart/JoAnn fabric
small clay modeling tools (for miniature sculpting with clay)- HobbyLobby/Amazon/Michaels
3-4 paint brushes (small rounds #0-2 for details and one larger brush 1/2")
- Hobby Lobby/Amazon paint palette
- Hobby Lobby/Amazon 1 roll masking tape
-Walmart 3-4 1 gallon ziplock bags
-Walmart Optional: old buttons, lace/fabric trim, other very small embellishment items.

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $TBD*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

Studio supply fees are an estimate and can be subject to change due to supply chain issues or transportation cost.

About the Instructor

Pamela Hignite was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. She evolved into sculptor and art educator after a jaunt through motherhood with five rambunctious children. She holds a BFA, MFA and MA from Miami University. She received the Lilly Endowment in 2012 and 2020.