Half Scale, Half Torso

Tip Toland holds a M.F.A. in ceramics from Montana State University. After an Artist-in-Residence in Baton Rouge, she practiced and taught in the greater Northwest for over thirty years. She has been awarded numerous grants, fellowships and artist-in-residence, and was nominated for the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award in 2016. She exhibits both in Seattle and New York, and her work is in museums, galleries and private collections all over the United States.
1:30-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Live Model
Gage Capitol Hill
Bring to class first day:

  • ¾” thick square of plywood ( one side smooth) 18” x 18”
  • small tipped wooded modeling tool and large knife tip wooden modeling tool
  • cutting wire
  • 2 metal serrated ribs, one large tooth and one small tooth
  • one yellow and one red plastic rib
  • one table fork
  • a sketch pad and pencil
  • a measuring tape
  • small ¼“ round acrylic paint brush
  • plastic bottle for misting plants
  • bamboo skewers
  • large 1.5” round loop tool , small 1” round loop tool, and one ½ “ teardrop loop tool
Studying with nationally renowned sculptor Tip Toland, students will work on creating 2 studies from the waist up at a half-life size. Students will focus on complex gestures of the arms, thus creating with the facial expression, a powerful and theatrical psychological portrait.