The Hutchinson Center of the University of Maine will offer a course titled Sculpture Across 3 Media and More for the month of June in the Sally Savage Art Studio. The all-day class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 5 p.m., offering beginners as well as those with sculpting experience an opportunity to work with a range of materials and techniques including clay modeling, life casting, plaster carving, metalwork and found object assemblage.

Instructor Dina Petrillo said because the popular course now has a designated art space, classes can be run with daytime hours and offer open studio work time. Together, these increase student access and give students needed time to develop their work.

About the kinds of things students will be doing in Sculpture Across 3 Media is casting from life in clay and plaster, which allows one to pull many impressions from a single mold and then use these impressions to create a series.

“Working in series is an opportunity to vary forms rather quickly for ‘variations on a theme’ if you will, and this enhances our work in portraiture,” said Petrillo.

She added that the Hutchinson Center sculpture students are very excited about their exhibition of student work coming up in July and August for display in the Walsh Wing.

Some senior tuition waivers and scholarships may be available. For more information or for an appointment with Academic Advisor Jose Cordero, call the Hutchinson Center at 338-8000 (toll-free 800-753-9044). For information about the course, contact Petrillo at dnpetrillo@gwi.net. The Hutchinson Center is on Route 3.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.