Local artist Ann Klefstad recently offered a ‘Make Your Own Concrete Sculpture’ class with the Duluth Folk School.
The class was supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Arts Board, which also included funding to create an online tutorial.
Here are those tutorials (filmed by Ian MacEneany), where you will learn how to make a clay sculpture of an animal of your choice, make a glove mold and plaster mother mold of it, and then cast it in “cast stone”—a white concrete, which can be placed outside. You will learn how to color these sculptures with acid stains, which are a watercolor-like permanent stains that will seal tin place with concrete sealer.
This project was made possible with the generous support of the Minnesota State Arts Board.