Students Should Bring:
- Apron and hand towel; bring any sculpting tools you might have (LSA will have some tools on hand), or buy a basic set, small hand mirror, hammer, chisel, plastic bag (to cover your work).
About Chippie Kennedy:
b. 1956 Ottawa, Canada
At an early age Chippie Kennedy developed an interest in the presentation of the human figure, in particular the body as a show – piece for clothing. This led her to pursue a degree in Fashion Design from Ryerson University and a career designing on 7th Ave. in New York City. However, as Kennedy’s fascination with texture and movement grew she turned her attention to sculpture. The transition from cloth to clay paralleled the search for the understanding of human form and spirit alike.
Kennedy enrolled in the Florence Academy of Art where she obtained her master’s in 2012. She has since exhibited her work extensively in the United States and abroad. In 2012, Kennedy’s sleeping nude Daphne was included in National Sculpture Society’s Sculpture for a New Century at SUNY Orange in upstate New York. Kennedy was also a finalist in the ARC Salon in 2014, 2015 and 2017, and won “Best Portrait Award” at the Canadian Portrait Society Competition in 2017. Kennedy is an elected Sculptor Member of National Sculpture Society.
Ms. Kennedy’s work has also been recognized for excellence and is in private collections in the US, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France and the UK.
Chippie has established her permanent studio in the historic Town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and she divides her time between the US and Canada.