Figures

“Our students had a blast creating soft sculptures and recycled sculptures with Sharon. She was so involved, helping each child create their own original sculpture using cloth, fibers and recycled materials. We are still talking about what a great experience it was having Sharon in our school!!!”
Susan Rudolph, Freedom Elementary School

“Over the years I have known Sharon she has had two main interests – art and kids. She has a natural gift for relating to kids. This has been enhanced by her work with at-risk kids at the Respite Center. Kids like and listen to Sharon. So do adults. I can assure you that she will accomplish what she proposes to do.”
Meg Miller, Director The Respite Center

Soft sculpture figures are made from fabric and other simple materials. All cultures throughout the ages have made miniature representations of the human form. When soft sculpture figures accompany us, especially on important journeys, we carry a piece of home with us.

Found art sculptures are made from recycled materials. They encourage us to use what we find at hand to make art – especially items that normally end up in the land fill. They also help us see the whole world as art.

  • 2011 Freedom, WI Elementary School Soft Sculpture/Found Art Figures with 500 students

    During the 2-week artist-in-residency at Freedom Elementary School in Freedom, WI, K-2 students made soft sculptures and 3rd graders made found art sculptures. The residency was funded by the parent group.

    During the 2-week artist-in-residency at Freedom Elementary School in Freedom, WI, K-2 students made soft sculptures and 3rd graders made found art sculptures. The residency was funded by the parent group.
  • 2009 Eagle School Soft Sculpture Figures

    Soft sculpture figures were made by 2 classes at Eagle School in Madison, WI. The workshop was sponsored by an Eagle School parent.

    Soft sculpture figures were made by 2 classes at Eagle School in Madison, WI. The workshop was sponsored by an Eagle School parent.
  • 2009 Respite Center “African Rag Dolls”

    This project was a collaboration between the Williamson Street Art Center and the Respite Center. It was designed to further the mission of the Respite Center – a crisis center for kids in Madison, WI. It was conducted at the Overture Center for the Arts by volunteers and was funded by the Respite Center.

    This project was a collaboration between the Williamson Street Art Center and the Respite Center. It was designed to further the mission of the Respite Center – a crisis center for kids in Madison, WI. It was conducted at the Overture Center for the Arts by volunteers and was funded by the Respite Center.
  • 2008 Forest Glenn Elementary School Soft Sculpture/Found Art Figures with 750 students

    During this artist-in-residency at Forest Glenn Elementary School in Howard-Suamico, WI, K-3 graders made soft sculptures and 4th & 5th graders made found art figures. The residency was funded by the parent-teacher group.

    During this artist-in-residency at Forest Glenn Elementary School in Howard-Suamico, WI, K-3 graders made soft sculptures and 4th & 5th graders made found art figures. The residency was funded by the parent-teacher group.
  • 2007 Lowell Elementary School Soft Sculpture/Found Art Figures with 300 students

    During this artist-in-residency at Lowell Elementary School in Madison, WI, K-3 students each made 2 soft sculptures – one to keep and one to leave at the school. Fourth and fifth graders made found art sculptures for the school library.


    During this artist-in-residency at Lowell Elementary School in Madison, WI, K-3 students each made 2 soft sculptures – one to keep and one to leave at the school. Fourth and fifth graders made found art sculptures for the school library.