Sculptor in Residence to Offer Clay Sculpting Workshops

Artist in Residence Dustin Baker with some of his sculptures at Mount Rushmore.
Artist in Residence Dustin Baker with some of his sculptures at Mount Rushmore.

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News Release Date: August 19, 2011

Contact: Ace Crawford, 605-574-3185

KEYSTONE, SD - Mount Rushmore National Memorial will offer a ranger-led clay sculpting workshop every Thursday and Saturday beginning September 1 through September 29. The workshop will take place in the historic former studio of Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore.

Dustin Baker, a Park Ranger and Mount Rushmore’s sculptor in residence, will be teaching the workshop. Baker is a professional artist and will provide personalized advice on how to create your own sculpture from the early stages to completion. Artists of all skill levels and ages are welcome to register. The workshop is designed to be educational and entertaining, allowing participants to explore their own creativity, with Mount Rushmore National Memorial serving as an inspirational backdrop.

The workshop is free of charge, including tools and materials. Classes begin at 11:30 AM and end at 3:45 PM. There are only eight spaces available for each workshop and registration is on a first-come first-serve basis.

It is strongly encouraged that anyone who registers be able to attend all four hours, and participants may keep their sculpture if they attend the entire session. Participants should be prepared to be outside and to endure periods of standing.

For more information call (605) 574-3181, and leave a message for Dustin Baker. Same-day registrations will be accepted at the Information Center at Mount Rushmore.

Last updated: May 24, 2017

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