Thursday:) The Art Club of McKinney

9 Mar

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”

Kurt Vonnegut

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The Art Club of McKinney meets the second Thursday of the month at the Heard Craig Carriage House in beautiful historic downtown McKinney.

Our March guest speaker and artist was Gary Williamson. Gary is an extremely talented paper mache artist, who not only performs magic with his paper sculpting skills, but has invented, created, or basically scraped together gigantic machinery and tools to create his own recipe for paper mache in his studio, Big Slurry Mountain.

The art club members enjoyed the comical and informative presentation of Mr. Williamson’s innovative sculpting process from start to finish.

I purchased a little starter kit, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll be sucked into yet another creative art form that I have no space for. But, as every artist knows, you can never have too many art supplies or ideas. You never stop learning or creating. It’s in the blood.

This is not your everyday third grade art class paper mache, but rather a sophisticated process that turns recycled paper into wonderful works of art. These pieces might replicate wood, stone or metal sculptures without the heavy weight or the costly materials.

It was a fun creative day. And NO, I didn’t go home and play with my paper mache. But, I did make a hundred mini cupcakes and a batch of brownies. Sometimes I have to create in chocolate.

One Response to “Thursday:) The Art Club of McKinney”

  1. Rebel Girl March 9, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

    Cool!

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