The Soul of Forgotten Materials



The Soul of Forgotten Materials with Geoffrey Gorman

November 28 – December 1, 2021

Sunday – Wednesday

This intensive workshop encourages students to experiment with innovative and intuitive ways of creating a variety of structures and forms using organic, found and recycled materials. Students are invited to think about shapes and forms that hold particular interest and bring these ideas to the workshop. Carving foam will be used as the form and body for each piece.

Using unusual techniques developed by Gorman to overcome construction challenges, each student will complete a variety of forms, something they want to create. Students will be asked to bring some of their own favorite cast off materials. This class is perfect for beginners seeking an introduction to creating curious objects as well as intermediate and advanced students wishing to reach the next level and break out of their comfort zone. Students need to be familiar with using hand and power tools like drills, band saws, and sanders.

In-Person Classes

COVID Health and Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.

  • Unless you are fully vaccinated, we require that face masks, covering mouth and nose, be worn in our buildings. Paper masks are available for no charge.  (Note: face shields are not adequate)
  • Sanitation stations with thermometers for self-checking are available at each entrance to the Center.

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Geoffrey Gorman

Geoffrey Gorman

Geoffrey currently is a practicing artist, creating his original found material sculptures in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He shows his work around the United States and had also exhibited in China and South Korea. Over the last several years his unique sculptures have been written about in the New York Post, Southwest Art, American Craft, American Style and Cloth, Paper, scissors. Geoffrey has been leading workshops, hosting panel discussions, and giving presentations for artists and arts groups for more than twenty five years.

Going to a variety of art colleges eventually led Geoffrey into designing and building contemporary furniture. From there he became a gallery dealer, curated shows, was an art consultant and coach for artists before becoming a full time artist. With his extensive background in the arts, he brings a unique, humorous and fresh perspective on the world of artists, galleries and the business of art.

Tuition includes one 12″ x 12″ x 12″ block of art foam for carving/sculpting.

Questions about any of the supplies or materials, please email Geoffrey at

Supply List: 

Here is a list of supplies and tools. (The links are to suggested sites that have good prices.)

7” coping saw

Power Drill w/battery

Variety of size drill bits

Combination pliers://

Long Nose Plyers

Fiskars metal cutter

EGolden Regular Gel Matte medium, 8-Ounce

krylon Matte clear finish


24 gauge Wire

Heavy duty annealed fencing wire

Gorilla glue



Small hammer

Glue gun

Keyhole hanger


Phillips head screwdriver

Double point u tack

Assortment of small nails

¼” threaded rod with nuts and washers

Block of wood for pedestal (optional, depends on your particular project & approach.)

Old tin cans, found objects, etc.

Bike tire and bike inner tube – used, any size and can be pieces

Questions about any of the supplies or materials, please email Geoffrey at

Cancellation Policy


  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • A student may pay in full or place a $125 non-refundable deposit to save a space in the workshop
  • Any unpaid balance is due at least 30 days prior to first day of class
  • If a student cancels before the 30-day cut-off, the balance is refunded (or cancelled if not already paid) – the deposit is non-refundable
  • If a student cancels within the 30-days prior to class, no refund is given and both deposit and balance are forfeited
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

Covid-19 Update for In-Person Classes and Workshops: 

As long as SAC is able to provide an environment that adheres to the CDC guidelines for social gatherings, and assuming all other normal criteria are met and the workshop or class goes forward, the above cancellation policies are in effect.