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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Herald------------------------ Family sculpting popular course A medium popular with frontier artist Charlie Russell has found a new foothold in the hearts of Come Martens and the students he instructs Wax scupting an art known tor centuries but seldom prac- tised in earnest has been revived at the Lethbndge Community College as a con- tinuing education night course The class which took a total of 10 two hour weekly sessions to complete has been termed an absolute success' by Mr Martens well-known local sculptor Many of the people who enrolled in this class have never done sculpting work in their life says Mr Martens but the finished products are amazing and show excellent ability He says wax is a better medium to work with rather than clay as the clay becomes hard and brittle at room temperature but wax remains soft and pliable Tools and materials are at a with petroleum wax wires a pen knife or nut pick and a hand-held propane torch listed as necessary items Mr Martens explained that the sculptures are first constructed in wire forming a skeleton which will then be covered with wax to form the figure The wax is first heated by the torch and then moulded by the warmth of the fingers until the model is completed Once the sculpture may be painted with spray paints or left in the natural yellow brown shades This is the sort of thing that takes a lot of says Mr but it s just the thing for people of all ages Especially for the elderly It s something they can keep up all the and it's good therapy for their hands too Wax sculptures are he says as long as they are not exposed to a great deal of heat as would be the case in a sunny window If desired moulds may be made from the completed wax figures and later cast into bronze Photos by Walter Kerber Student art Shown are several student wax made under the direction of instructor Corne Martens Most students had not done sculpting before and the pieces represent their first works All sculptures will be on display at the Lethbndge College Food Fair which opens Friday at 2 p.m Golden Mile Senior Citizens' Centre Open Monday through Fri- day from 10 a m to 5 p m Saturday from 1 to 5 p m Next Keep fit classes have been cancelled until Jan 8 for the Christmas season There will be no further singing practice until Jan 8 and dancing sessions will be postponed until Jan 8 well Noteworthy. Forty members of the centre recently travelled to Confederation Park Centre in Calgary and were guests there Members enjoved an after noon of shopping and many were entertained at the Christmas bazaar held at the park The second annual Christ- mas carol festival sponsored bv the Golden Mile Centre was a success enjoyed by all who participated St Patrick s Junior Choir were present as guests of the singers and per- formed several numbers Included on the program were solos group singing violin renditions and readings Director of the Golden Mile Singers was Milton P Strong with pianist Rena Martin The centre held its annual Christmas party Monday with over 150 members in atten- dance Entertainment was provided bv centre members under the direction of Edie Hendne and Gil Poiner Congratulations are extend- ed to the winners of the quilt and doll raffles All members of the com- are reminded of the traditional Christmas dinner sponsored bv the centre for all who are alone during the holi- dav season Any food donations and offers of help would be greatly appreciated Buy-Rite's 1 Pre- Christmas GREAT i GIFT IDEAS FOR MEN i B Tall Reg. to Size 52 weaters WINTER COATS Leather Coats lull length .50 CORDUROY JACKETS Borglinid NYLON CAR COATS Mouton Collar. 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