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Botanical Sculpture Classes

Botanical Sculpture Classes with Gerrie Vergona

Sugar Art Class

Gerrie & Students

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Individual Classes
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A porcelain vase with attached flowers you sculpted, an arrangement of flowers in a vase, a “Capodimonte-type” water lily sculpture–exercise your creativity and provide you with beautiful, lasting gifts or art for your home. The Botanical and Flower Sculpture Class offers your choice of medium–porcelain clay, ceramic clay, or sugar paste.  Each week will offer a different sculpture; tools are provided for your use during class, the cost of materials is $5, firing is available (if needed).  You may also purchase additional supplies, at cost, such as: vases, boxes, bases, etc.

Sugar Paste

Sugar Paste is a sugar formulation used worldwide for many years to make decorations for cakes.  Sculptures made in this medium can be used on desserts, or displayed as art.  Your work will last; but is fragile—like porcelain.

Poinssetta

Sculpted poinsettia by Gerrie Vergona

Should you have any questions about this class, please contact the instructor, Gerrie Vergona, at gvergona@gmail.com.

BAC Members $20 plus $5 material fee per class = $25
Non BAC Members $25 plus $5 material fee per class = $30
Total amount including material fee must be paid at time of registration.

You must register, preferably online, or by phone or email by 6:00 P.M. the evening before the class date.  If registering online, you do NOT need a PayPal account, you may select a alternate form of payment.  If you prefer to pay in cash or check, you may bring it with you to class; but, you still need to register via email or phone so instructors know you will be there.  Otherwise, classes may be cancelled.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Gerrie VergonaGerrie Vergona is a Jersey-shore native who lives in Point Pleasant Beach and has been an artist for many years. She works in photography, oil painting, sugar, and watercolor. 

She took oil painting lessons as a young child. At age 10, she won first prize in grade school for a pastel still life, and excelled in art. Afterward, Gerrie traveled extensively for business and captured photographs in many countries. After seeing her images, several enthusiasts prompted her to begin framing and exhibiting her work.  

Gerrie has recently had both photography and oil work accepted for exhibitions at the Salmagundi Club in NY. She has exhibited at the Mountain Art Show in Bernardsville, NJ, had a solo exhibition at the Basking Ridge Public Library, won first place in both Millburn and Westfield art shows, won first and second prizes at the annual photographic exhibition at the Ocean County Artist Guild, and participated in other exhibitions in New Jersey and New York.  

Currently, Gerrie is the owner of Gerrie’s Sweet Bouquet, making gourmet cakes with sugar sculpture decoration. She teaches sugar art skills, and botanical sculpture in, porcelain, ceramic clay, and sugar paste. She is a web content writer and a business professor at Georgian Court University. Gerrie is a member, Trustee, and Director of Art Education at the Belmar Arts C,ouncil, a member of the Guild of Creative Art, the Photographic Society of America, and the Ocean County Artists Guild, and Past-President of the Ocean County Camera Club.