MANCHESTER >> Southern Vermont Arts Center welcomes back to our studios one of their artist members, Elaine Witten, for her popular workshop, Sculptural Elements (3D Clay). Open to all levels, Witten will teach the class the artistic elements of sculpture. Students will learn to build a wire armature for either a standing figure, standing animal or a portrait and then carry this to completion. Armature parts, wood bases and oil based clay will be available for purchase directly from the instructor at cost. Interested participants are encouraged to register online at where they can also learn more extensively about the workshop, and view a supply list.

The workshop will be July 12 to 15, from 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. at Studio I, Hay Madeira Education Center, Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester. To register visit or contact Director of Educational Programming, Abby Pinkard at 802-367-1311


Witten received art education at Connecticut College, Columbia University and was a student at the Carving Studio in West Rutland, Vermont. She also mentored with Jane Armstrong, F.N.S.S. Ms. Witten's bronze sculptures have been shown in national and international exhibitions, and awarded numerous prizes. Her juried professional affiliations include National Association of Women Artists, NY, Academic Artists Association, Springfield, MA, and the Copley Society of Art in Boston where she is a "Copley Artist". She is a Trustee at Vermont College of Fine Art, Montpelier, VT. Ms. Witten's commissions and corporate works are on public display in Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, and Alaska. Her bronze sculptures are in private collections across the US, in Canada, and in the private collection of King Abdullah Miteb Ben Saud, Saudi Arabia. In 2013 Elaine Witten became purveyor to the U.S. State Dept. for sculptures to be used as Presidential gifts. She is represented by the Spa Fine Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Three Pears Gallery, Dorset, Sheldon Fine Art, Newport, R.I. and Naples, Fla., Landmark Gallery, Kennebunkport, Maine. Learn more at