Evening at Umlauf Sculpture Gardens
This seminar has two 2-hour sessions:
Note: The dates have been changed from September (hot!) to October (cooler!)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens (details below)
Friday, October 6, 2017, 10:00 - 12:00 in the AGE Computer Lab (3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX)
$25 for Photo Tour and Follow-Up Seminar . Register here.
You may bring any camera or phone you want. You will get help with composition, have an Umlauf tour guide and later in the classroom, practice "best after shot" workflow on your shots.
This is a two-part seminar with the first part being off-campus at the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens with a tour guide and help with photo composition. Part Two will be in the classroom where we will practice "best after shot" workflow.
We are privileged to have one of the most displayed sculpturers in Texas in Austin. World-renowned sculptor, Charles Umlauf, taught at The University of Texas for forty years, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1981. His work acknowledged his artistic forbears while presenting new approaches that looked toward the future. Umlauf's sculptures range from haunting expressionism to detailed neoclassical realism to lyrical abstraction. His materials are equally diverse: exotic woods, terra cotta or cast stone in his early work, rich bronzes and alabasters and luminous marbles in his prime. With equal facility, Umlauf sculpted family groupings, whimsical animals, religious and mythological figures, and sensuous nudes.
Umlauf won numerous prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Ford Foundation Grant. Locally he was honored in 1985 by the Houston Art League as "Texas Artist of the Year" and in 1993 by the City of San Antonio as "Alcalde." Public collections and museums across the United States own his work, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In Texas, there are more Umlauf sculptures in public locations than there are works by any other single sculptor.
Part one is at Umlauf Gardens. Limited parking is available on the UMLAUF property. Address is 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704. See map link. There is a larger parking area in the field directly across the street from the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum. The admissions on this evening is free. Part two is in the AGE Computer Lab.