The University of Central Arkansas’ Sculpture Club holds various events and workshops open to anyone who has a passion for art.
According to OrgSync, the club is designed to expand the opportunities for members to create 3D works of art and to work as professional sculptors.
“We have a great close knit community among the 3D realm of art. We support and critique each other,” Sculpture Club Secretary and senior Sylvia Hardin said. “It’s a comfortable setting with our members and [we]are always welcoming to other members.”
The club holds fundraising activities to purchase new equipment, to host workshops and to attend the National Conference on Cast Iron Art in Alabama every spring.
“We go as a group every other year…I met other artists and learned some really neat techniques and styles,” president and junior Jordan Tribble said.
Other club activities include the selling of plaster hearts for Valentine’s Day with special phrases on them which Tribble said “lift[s]people’s spirits and give[s]them joy”.
The club encourages anyone to join, whether they are pursuing a career in art or not. They accept anyone with artistic passion.
Tribble said membership is open because the club hopes that the experience will give new members inspiration for a piece or find what their talents are as an artist.
Professor Bryan Massey is the faculty advisor.
“He’s a wonderful professor that cares about his students and is best at helping them to succeed,” Hardin said.
The club holds meetings during xperiod on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month in the sculpture room of Schichtl Studio Arts.
“The club has definitely helped because the students that have had more experience than me have taught me new things,” member and junior Liz Colston said.
For more information on the Sculpture Club follow them on Facebook.
Image by Lauren Swaim.