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Event Details

December 6, 2022
1:00 pm –3:30 pm


Members: $20
Not-Yet-Members: $30
Registration Required


High Museum of Art
Greene Family Education Center

Event Description

Join us for a studio workshop where we will create expressive sculptures that focus on the power of our hands to communicate information and emotion through simple gestures. We will begin by visiting Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern, where we will look closely at how Rodin conveys energy and emotion in his figural works. We will then work in the studio to create sculptures of hands using modeling clay and incorporating hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, and slab building. Experimenting with form and texture, we will create unique sculptures of distinct hand gestures that express emotion and personality. 

Studio Sessions are designed for adults, but all ages are welcome. Materials will be provided. No prior experience is necessary. This workshop is offered twice. 

For more information, please email or call 404-733-5034. 

About Your Instructor 

Karin Mervis is a professional artist and teaching artist who studied fine arts before switching to a career in advertising and marketing. Originally from South Africa, Karin has completed more than a thousand community canvasses in Georgia, New York, Australia, and California since moving to Atlanta in 1990. She has been associated with the Woodruff Arts Center, including the Alliance Theatre and the High Museum of Art, for more than ten years. Her goal is to engage students and help them discover their capacity to create art, to challenge themselves, and to walk away inspired, both personally and to make the world a better place. 

Image Credit: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), The Hand of God, modeled 1895, carved ca. 1907, marble, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, gift of Edward D. Adams, 1908.