Sculpture - Individual Investigations and Metal Casting

Kent Blossom Art Intensives in Sculpture and Expanded Media

May 26 - June 8, 2019

Resident Faculty – Isabel Farnsworth

Visiting Artists - Raine Bedsole and Todd Slaughter

Individual Investigations and Metal Casting

Participants will work closely with visiting artists and resident faculty during this two-week course, focusing on self-directed work. In addition to the variety of materials and processes available in the sculpture studio, artists will have the opportunity to use the foundry to cast bronze and aluminum elements using sand casting, lost foam and direct hand-carving methods.

Raine Bedsole, Passages II

Raine Bedsole

New Orleans-based artist Raine Bedsole earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in art from Auburn University and the San Francisco Art Institute. A prizewinner in the Florence Biennale and the recipient of a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, she has been widely exhibited and critically praised. Her artworks are included in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, South Carolina Museum of Art, Mobile Museum of Art, and prestigious private, corporate, and institutional collections throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In September, her 27-foot steel sculpture, Justitia, was unveiled at the newly constructed U.S. Federal Courthouse for the southern district of Alabama. She was recently a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome and next spring will serve as visiting artist for Kent State University’s sculpture department.

Todd Slaughter

Todd Slaughter is professor in The Ohio State University Department of Art's sculpture program. He has held many solo and group exhibitions, both internationally and nationally. His sculptural installations have been exhibited by the Aronoff Center for the Arts and the Contemporary Art Center, both in Cincinnati; the Akron Art Museum; the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; Artists Space and PS 1, both in New York City; and in a major retrospective at the Chicago Cultural Center. Permanent public works can be found in the Midway Airport, Chicago, and Tarifa/Algeciras, Spain. He is the recipient of several Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship awards and a NEA Individual Artist Fellowship. Reviews of his work have appeared in Sculpture Magazine and El Pais.


Non-credit Tuition Option - $1,100

College Credit Tuition - Tuition costs for each workshop are $1,368 for 3 resident undergraduate credits, and $2,100 for 4 resident graduate credits ($2,454 non-resident undergraduate and $3,916 non-resident graduate). 

Application deadline is April 30, 2019.


Images: Header image: Todd Slaughter, Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (left) 3d Print, PLA, wood, paint, pastel; and Little Angry White Guys (right), 3d Print, PLA, wood, paint, chalk.

Bottom: Raine Bedsole, Passages II, installation view, 2018