ROCKLAND — On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Farnsworth Art Museum hosts a one-day workshop on bas-relief sculpture in clay. The workshop, led by sculptor Randy Fein, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in person at the Farnsworth Gamble Education Center at the corner of Union and Grace streets.

Participants in this one-day workshop will gain the tools needed to sculpt a bas-relief sculpture in clay. A bas-relief sculpture features subjects protruding slightly from the background, placing an emphasis on texture, light, shadow and perspective. This sculptural approach is perfect for creating clay work to be displayed on a wall in a home. Students will use air hardening sculpture clay provided by the instructor. This durable clay does not require kiln firing and can be left white or painted at home.

Fein is an accomplished ceramic sculptor and well-known arts educator who has a 30-year history of leading community inspired workshops in both public and private schools. She has taught the art of ceramics at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.; Castleton State college in Castleton, Vt.; Unity College in Unity, Maine; and at Haystack School of Craft in Deer Isle, Maine. Fein has experience as an artist in residence at Portland Pottery in Portland, Maine, and at Mud Flat Studios in Somerville, Mass. Her ceramic relief installations are featured in the collections of numerous institutions including: Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine; Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine; University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine; Babson College, Wellesley, Maine; and Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt. Fein has led clay relief and mixed media mural building workshops for students of all ages in public and private schools all over New England.

The fee for this program is $163 and $145 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, visit