Direct Plaster Sculpture – The Art Students League

Direct Plaster Sculpture

Elizabeth Allison

Workshop Description

Saturday – Sunday
10:00 am -4:30 pm
Fee: $300 Includes $10 material fee
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list
Workshop held in sculpture studios in the basement.
Sculpting directly in plaster is an exciting, immediate way to create a permanent artwork. Plaster allows the flexibility of softer modeling materials such as clay, and the capacity for detail and refinement found in harder material such as stone. Once mastered, plaster is liberating to work with, giving the artist the best qualities of several mediums. This course consists of two parts: an introductory demonstration and a workshop. Armature and tools will be discussed, and workshop students will receive intensive individual instruction. This workshop is open to all levels.

About the Instructor

Elizabeth Allison received her B.F.A. from University of Michigan and her M.F.A. from the City College of New York. She is the recipient of the Raluca Popescu Memorial Scholarship, a Nessa Cohen Grant, and three Elizabeth Greenshields Grants. She was a Model to Monument Participant in 2010–2011, had a monumental sculpture in Riverside Park South, and was a visiting artist at Buffalo State College. In addition to expressive watercolor, she teaches mold making and direct plaster sculpture at The Art Students League. She is represented by Hugo Galerie. For more information, please visit
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