Hollywood Sculptor Comes to TCC

February 14, 2019
You have seen his work in “Black Panther,” “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” and “Jurassic World.” Now, you will have the chance to meet and build with David Reed James, a professional sculptor who has worked on these major motion picture sets and dozens more.

He has been a professional sculptor for more than 20 years. Since 1997, he’s created huge, immersive sets and props for more than 55 major motion pictures including “Black Panther,” “Avatar,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Transformers,” “Team America,” “Jurassic World,” “National Treasure,” “Indiana Jones,” “Kill Bill,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.” James will be at the Thomas K. McKeon Center for Creativity on the TCC Metro Campus for two events open to the public on Feb. 18 and Feb. 19.

A reception and Q&A with James will take place from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18. The reception is hosted by the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture, and the Q&A will be moderated by Jeff Huston, Lead Creative of Steelehouse Productions.

James will host a Robot Sculpture Workshop from 1 - 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19. He will guide participants in creating a giant stacked robot sculpture over 10 feet tall and nearly 20 feet wide. You’ll learn basic foam sculpting technique, and then help construct and paint colorful, stackable robot toys. The event is free but registration is required and participants must be at least 18 years of age. No experience is needed and all supplies are provided.

For more information, please contact Cindy Armstrong at (918) 595-7339 or cindy.armstrong@tulsacc.edu.