Christopher Fortin: Texture and Surface


In this workshop, Chris will cover his techniques of creating realistic surfaces such as wood & stone. Using simple tools, such as pencils, hobby blades, sowing needles, hack saws, press molds & ribs, he will demonstrate how to create these dynamic surfaces that perfectly mimic the real thing. And he will cover the basic sequence of using these techniques including when & when not to apply marks & how to apply color to achieve the perfect finish. Each student will make & take a small sculpture they created using the techniques covered.​

About the Artist
Born in Oakland California, Christopher Fortin’s work often explores the relationships between form, surface and scale, often constructing dynamic narratives for his sculptures. Each of his forms exhibit signs of hardship and degradation, creating the appearance of a long, rich history. Through careful examination, his subtle and nuanced markings both evoke an outward illusion and expose the underlying truth within. In 2011, Fortin received his Bachelors of Arts from Humboldt State University, and his Masters of Fine Arts from State University of New York, New Paltz in 2014. Fortin Teaches in Walnut Creek and works and resides at his home in El Cerrito, CA.

Cost: $90
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Workshop will be held at:
Leslie Ceramic & Crafts Supply
1776 Wright Ave
Richmond, CA 94804