Artist in Residence Workshop, Guillermo Guardia: Freestanding Animal Sculptures

Artist in Residence Workshop, Guillermo Guardia: Freestanding Animal Sculptures
Guillermo Guardia utilizes animal figures in his art work to help communicate political and social statements. Learn about his process of envisioning, building and decorating in this two-night workshop. Participants will choose an animal from North Dakota (or other region) they identify with, and explore what that animal represents to them. Each participant will then learn to hand-build a freestanding 12-15” figure in clay. The workshop will emphasize proportions, structure, expressive gesture and texture. Participants will also learn fine detail finishing techniques, as well as underglaze application. Sculptures will be fired and returned to participants after the workshop.
Jun 3, 5, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Various Days
Instructor: Guillermo Guardia
Members: $ 68.00; Non-Members $ 85.00
Location: Center for Creativity, Studio 4


Guillermo Guardia received his BFA in industrial design from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima, and both his MFA in ceramics and MS in industrial technology from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Originally from Peru, Guardia currently lives and works in St. Paul, Minnesota. He creates figurative sculptures, integrating pattern and form, which are influenced by art history, his upbringing in Peru, Catholicism, his transition to living in the United States, and political events. Guardia has exhibited nationally and was awarded a fellowship from North Dakota Council on the Arts and a residency at the North Dakota Museum of Art. His work is featured in the permanent collection of North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Fundación Puntos de Ecuentro in Bogota, Columbia.