Bethany Springer, Associate Professor of Sculpture and Experimental Media at the University of Arkansas School of Art, will teach participants about the history of mold making and casting.
Presentation will cover: Lost wax casting process, flexible and rigid mold making, ceramic shell, and metal casting.
Bethany Springer’s installations have been exhibited at venues including 21C Museum Hotel, Maryland Art Place (MAP), Boston Center for the Arts, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT, the Grounds for Sculpture, the Georgia Museum of Art, Full Tilt Creative Centre in Newfoundland, Canada, The Delaware Contemporary, LHUCA in Lubbock, TX, and most recently at Palazzo Mora in Venice, Italy as part of the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Springer received an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Georgia and holds a Modern Dance minor from Virginia Tech. She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council, an Artist Mini Grant from the Iowa Arts Council, and a Community Research Award from the University of Arkansas Community and Family Institute. Springer has been in residence at Full Tilt Creative Centre and Terra Nova National Park in Newfoundland, The Arctic Circle in the International Territory of Svalbard, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Artist House at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences in Georgia, the Tides Institute and Museum of Art, and Marble House Project in Dorset, VT. Springer currently lives and works in Fayetteville, Arkansas and is an Associate Professor in Sculpture + Expanded Practice at the University of Arkansas.