Date: Saturday May 30, 2020
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Location: Drury Inn Room 103
Class description: In this class students will learn figure modeling using modeling paste. We will pay special attention to the anatomy and proportions of the face, then work on the body, arms and hands, and finish with clothing and accessories. All modeling will be done by hand with few tools and without using molds.
Instructor: Cristina Bonafede – La Belle Aurore
La Belle Aurore is composed of Aurora Bonafede (graduated from the Academy
of Fine Arts), Cristina Bonafede (Interior and Technical Web Designer) and
Massimiliano d’Orso (master goldsmith).
Their adventure began in 2012 with participation in the “Cake for children” competition,
where they won the first prize.
Since then, they have obtained a long series of
awards, participating in many competitions including: “Glamor Italian cakes” (SigepRimini
2013), “Cake Festival” (first
prize -Milan 2013-2014), “Cake
Fest” (first prize- Caserta 2013- 2014), “Cake International” (two
gold medals – Birmingham 2013-2014), “World Championship” (gold medal –
Massa Carrara 2014) and “Cake Festival” (best cake designer- Milan
In February 2016 La Belle Aurore participated
in “That Takes the Cake” (Round
Rock-Texas) with a cake in honor of Shirley Temple, representing her films with
dolls. They won three awards: gold in the “Master”, “Best
Division Master” and “Best of Show” categories.
In the same year, at the New York Cake Show, they were ranked among the 10
best cake designers in the world.
The three artists stand out for their unique
modeling techniques, as well as for the use of the multi-layer technique.