Inflatable Form

Jesse Walton
6 Sessions » Saturdays, July 12–August 16
1–4 pm | Studio 105 | $250

Open to all levels

Inflatable sculptures are an inexpensive and lightweight alternative to heavy and expensive sculpture techniques. Inflatable forms can take on gargantuan volumes when inflated, and then fold neatly into a duffel bag for easy transport. Working with various lightweight plastics and other impermeable materials, students will learn several techniques for constructing inflatables. Additionally, we will explore and expand upon inflation devices ranging from vacuums and carpet dryers to box fans and the wind. Every technique that is introduced will be followed by in-class projects.  

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Jesse Walton received an MFA in Sculpture from San Francisco Art Institute in 2008 and a BFA in printmaking from the University of Iowa in 2003. His first solo show was at Upominki in Rotterdam,  Netherlands. He recently attended a 2013 residency at the Vermont Studio Center and a 2012 residency at Foundation B.a.d. He lives and works in Oakland. 


Jesse Walton
Die Fledermaus, 2007
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist