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Forensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture
May 2-6, 2016 (8:30am-4:30pm) — This hands-on workshop presents the forensic technique of sculpting a face based on the bony architecture of the skull. Attendees learn step-by-step procedures for creating an accurate skull-to-face likeness along with the placement and function of head and neck muscles. Participants will build musculature and facial features using oil-based plastilene clay. Anatomical skull models are provided for in-class use only. We will work on identical skull castings to incorporate elements of the Anatomical and the Tissue Depth Facial Reconstruction approaches using a Combination Method. Upon completion of the sculptures, attendees will see and compare an actual life photo of the deceased person whose skull they have reconstructed. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Karen T. Taylor, www.karenttaylor.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $950
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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The Fun and Funky Art of Assemblage
May 7-8, 2016 (9am-4pm) — The cast-offs of our disposable culture find their way back into our society's art galleries and homes through offbeat sculptural arrangements—often humorous, always intriguing. Try your hand at this fun and funky art of assemblage sculpture. It's art made with imagination, incredible junk, several kinds of adhesives, and various methods of attaching objects together. You'll find inspiration in Michael's collection of old architectural bits and pieces, toys, mechanical objects, old tools, musical instruments, old boxes, bits of trim. Add your own "finds" to his or trade with fellow participants and construct a free-standing sculpture or wall hanging to take home. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Michael Donovan
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Cost: $225
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292


Liberating the Soul-Expressive drawing, painting in Sardinia
May 9-13 and 23-27, 2016 — Five glorious, experimental days working from the figure in beautiful medieval studios: life drawing, portraiture, paint, clay, pastels, ink, collage, monoprint. Explore: push your boundaries. Experience the sounds, colours and smells of Sardinia and integrate them into your work. There are no rules. There are no limits. This course is designed to help loosen up and liberate your creative spirit with a balance of structured and non structured time. Workshops are in the mornings and the studio is open all day enabling you to return and continue working after a swim at the beach, a visit to an ancient site or a stroll through town. Visit website


Location: Bosa, Sardinia, Italy
Instructor: Megan Players
Sponsor: Bosa Art School
Cost: £300
Email: Megan Players
Phone: 01398331973

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Enchanted Forest (Ages 9 to 14)
May 31 - June 3, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Students will explore tales of mystery and wonder to find inspiration to create their own magical, mystical worlds, beasts, gremlins and fairies. Discover the magic of creating fictional art based on realistic nature. Summer Fine Art Camps are held in professional art studios and taught by professional teaching artists. Each session incorporates 2D Art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media. Sessions also include 3D Art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects and hand building with clay. Students will learn how to prepare their art for show and will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (2:30 Friday). All art supplies are included in the cost of registration. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $240 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Metal Sculpture (1)
May 31 - August 2, 2016 (Tuesdays, 6-9pm) — This course focuses on metal sculpture fabrication and construction, gas and arc welding, brazing, and forging. Basic equipment will be provided, and specific techniques will be demonstrated. All levels welcome. This course is also available as a one-week intensive, June 27 - July 1, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395, Lab Fee: $65
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Stone Carving
June 1 - August 3, 2016 (Wednesdays, 6-9pm) — Explore the possibilities of stone carving by using traditional and nontraditional methods. All processes from rough carving to polishing will be covered, and various tools and techniques will be demonstrated. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Figure and Portrait Modeling
June 1-29, 2016 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — This sculpture course introduces the conceptual and practical aspects of modeling the figure in clay on an armature from direct observation. Experienced students will model a 24-inch figure based on volume, proportion, architectonic construction, and spatial displacement of form. Beginning students will sculpt a life-size portrait first. Technical procedures discussed will include armature construction, orientation of the armature to the model, clay-modeling (methodology), the specific use of tools, and basic elements of plaster casting. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John Horn
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Success Summit
June 3-4, 2016 (9AM-9:30PM) — This inspiring two day conference and networking event equips artists with everything they need to succeed in today’s competitive art market. Visit website


Location: Cincinnati, OH
Instructor: Various speakers
Sponsor: Art Design Consultants, Inc.
Cost: $275 for one day or $490 for both days
Email: Elizabeth Davis
Phone: (513) 723-1222

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Sculpting the Figure with Vala Ola
June 3-5, 2016 (9 AM to 4PM) — Vala Ola will take you through the process of creating a figurative sculpture that is suitable for casting in bronze. The clay figure will be 1/6 life-size (approx. 11” figure). Working from a female live model, the focus will be on anatomy, curves and planes, bone structure, rib cage and pelvis. We will spend time on the head highlighting facial features and sculpting beautiful hands and feet. Fleshy forms vs. defined muscles, use of shadows, points of interest, composition, leading the eye around, texture and lost edges, drapery and building an armature. Finally we will learn how to add your own personal twist to the pose. The class will also feature tips on working with foundries. Visit website


Location: Edmond, OK
Instructor: Vala Ola
Sponsor: Oklahoma Sculpture Society
Cost: $400 (Members), $435 (Non-members)
Email: Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo
Phone: 405.476.2099

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Gothic Fantasy Art
June 6-10, 2016 (9:30am-3:30pm) — Gothic Fantasy Art explores imaginative storytelling through realistic art. Traditional art styles and techniques will be practiced while students discover how artists use real world subjects to portray imagined worlds of fantastical creatures, space, lands and time. Students will experience working from a live costumed model during their session. Students will create unique art in a variety of mediums: drawing, painting, sculpture, clay and mixed media while learning how to prepare their art for show. Students will share their creations in a Teen Academy Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (3:00 Friday). All supplies included in the cost of registration. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $325 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Aaaarght Mateys! (Ages 9 to 14)
June 6-10, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Ahoy mateys! Students will embark on a quest for artistic treasures on this mermaid and pirate themed adventure in art. Students will explore fantastical legends of life at sea, colorful coral reefs, breezy islands, sailing and sighting salty sea monsters and mermaids. Each session incorporates 2D Art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media. Sessions also include 3D Art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects and hand building with clay. Students will learn how to prepare their art for show and will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (2:30 Friday). All art supplies are included in the cost of registration. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $300 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level
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Monster Mix & More (Ages 9 to 14)
June 13-17, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Make minions, monsters and more with a variety of mediums and crazy styles including: mixed media, clay, drawing, painting, cartooning. Instructors will lead students through the process of creating their own monster-minion characters, starting with sketching and cartooning techniques. They will experiment with acrylic paint and watercolor to add definition, color, attitude and style to their creations. Students will bring their monsters, sidekicks, and realms into 3D life using clay, modeling wire, fabrics, and recycled materials. Students will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception 2:30 Friday. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $300 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level
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Steampunk Art
June 13-17, 2016 (9:30am-3:30pm) — Revel in the wonder of creativity and invention in this fine art exploration of Victorian Era art, fashion, and steam-powered mechanics. Students will infuse their own personality into this burgeoning subculture of Steampunk art through imaginative realism, costume design, gadget and contraption sculpture, as well as traditional art mediums. Students will experience working from a live costumed model during their session. Each session will incorporate 2D art mediums such as: drawing, painting, watercolor and mixed media. In addition to 2D mediums, students will also work in 3D art mediums such as: relief, additive, found objects and hand building with clay. Students will share their creations in a Teen Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (3:00 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $325 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Monster Mix & More (Ages 6 to 8)
June 13-17, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Make minions, monsters and more with a variety of mediums and crazy styles including: mixed media, clay, drawing, painting, cartooning. Instructors will lead students through the process of creating their own monster-minion characters, starting with sketching and cartooning techniques. They will experiment with acrylic paint and watercolor to add definition, color, attitude and style to their creations. Students will bring their monsters, sidekicks, and realms into 3D life using clay, modeling wire, fabrics, and recycled materials. Students will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception 2:30 Friday. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $300 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Bronze Casting
June 14-18, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Utilizing contemporary methods and materials learn the ancient art of bronze casting in this engaging and labor-intensive workshop. You will learn how to use the on-site ceramic shell casting process to create original (or existing) wax sculptures for your final work in bronze. Teresa will guide you step-by-step in the lost wax process of bronze casting. Be ready for a busy week loaded with information, physical hard work, and a unique hands-on experience. You can expect to complete a bronze sculpture. Additional material costs will vary based on the size and number of sculptures you produce, as well as the current market price of bronze and other consumable supplies. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Teresa Lind, www.CowyardStudio.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $525, Non-Members: $555
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Wings to Fly
June 20-24, 2016 (9:30am-3:30pm) — Celebrate the joy of flight … imagination, wonder, and appreciation of all things aeronautical. Students will create art that soars through open air and explores the many winged creatures and contraptions of flight. Students will explore and express the fascination of flight including: planes and pilots, seagulls and eagles, bugs and butterflies, and hang gliders and dragon riders. Each session will incorporate 2D Art mediums such as: drawing, painting, watercolor and mixed media. Students will also discover 3D Art mediums such as: relief, additive, found objects, and hand building with clay. Students will share their creations in a Teen Academy Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (3:00 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $325 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level
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Wings to Fly (Ages 9 to 14)
June 20-24, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Celebrate the joy of flight … imagination, wonder and appreciation of all things aeronautical. Students will create art that soars through open air and explores the many winged creatures and contraptions of flight. During the week, students will express and explore the fascination of flight: planes and pilots, seagulls and eagles, bugs and butterflies, hang gliders and dragon riders. Each session incorporates 2D Art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media. Sessions also include 3D Art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects and hand building with clay. Students will learn how to prepare their art for show and will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (2:30 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $300 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Advanced Level

The Figure in Clay
June 20-22, 2016 (9am-4pm) — This workshop investigates the human figure through a methodical and anatomical approach to sculpture. Hands-on practice will provide experience and understanding in building internal armatures, observational skills, sculpting techniques, and problem solving. Through the process of hand building techniques, you will build a personal and contemporary figure. Join Robin as she discusses topics relating to human anatomy, skeletal structure, body proportions, pose, and gesture. From a nude model you will use a self-hardening clay to sculpt a head, torso, or full figure. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Robin L. Power, www.RobinPower.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $345, Non-Members: $375
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Mosaic Whimsey
June 24-26, 2016 (Fri 1-4pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-4pm) — Come play with cement and mosaic for 2 1/2 days and take home multiple magic! It’s easy! The possibilities include making concrete leaf castings or surreal-shaped birdbaths using sand molds. Or sculpt lizards, dragons, faery houses, birds with concrete applied over chicken wire and styrofoam. Add stained glass bits, ceramic shards, tiny porcelain kitsch to concrete sculpture, birdbaths, mirrors, large tiles, lightweight mosaic board, spotlights, foamboard, step stones, mushrooms, turtles, pink flamingoes.... We’ve got lots of creative materials for you to play with for both concrete and mosaic work, so come and get your hands into the “mud” and play with us! You’ll take home unique treasures for your house and garden! Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Judy Sutcliffe & Heidi Dyas-McBeth
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Cost: $285
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Robo Art (Ages 9 to 14)
June 27 - July 1, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Students will express their passion for all things robotic in this artist session with a sci-fi flair. This session will allow students to explore how art is inspired by technology and more importantly – how technology is inspired by art! Unleash your inner techno self and experience the art and design of gadgetry and imagination. Students will be creating projects with unusual recycled materials as well as traditional mediums. Each session incorporates 2D Art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media. Sessions also include 3D Art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects and hand building with clay. Students will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (2:30 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $300 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Tech & Culture in the Modern Day Art World
June 27 - July 1, 2016 (9:30am-3:30pm) — Students will express their passion for all things tech in this artist session with a sci-fi flair. Students will explore how art is inspired by technology … and more importantly – how technology is inspired by art! Students will unleash their inner techno self and experience the art and design of gadgetry and imagination. Students will be creating projects with unusual recycled materials as well as traditional mediums. Sessions will incorporate 2D Art mediums such as: drawing, painting, watercolor and mixed media. Students will also discover 3D Art mediums such as: relief, additive, found objects, and hand building with clay. Students will share their creations in a Teen Academy Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (3:00 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $325 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Metal Sculpture Intensive (2)
June 27 - July 1, 2016 (9am-5pm) — This course focuses on metal sculpture fabrication and construction, gas and arc welding, brazing, and forging. Basic equipment will be provided, and specific techniques will be demonstrated. All levels welcome. Also offered as a 10-week evening class, May 31 - August 2, 6 - 9 p.m. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Animal Sculpture
July 5 - August 2, 2016 (Tuesdays, 9am-1pm) — Learn to sculpt a variety of live animals in clay, capturing the anatomy, gesture and unique character of each subject. Work both in the studio and on site at the Philadelphia Zoo and other locations, progressing from small, quick studies to a larger, resolved piece. Topics will include the challenges and benefits of live animal study, using secondary references, comparative anatomy, creating a sense of movement, tips for boosting creativity, and finding your artistic vision. Van transportation available from PAFA. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $325
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Terra Cotta Sculpture
July 6 - August 3, 2016 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — Explore the versatility of terra cotta clay sculpture, which requires neither an armature nor casting. Learn various techniques and tools through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model or imagination. Anatomy, proportion, design, and personal growth will be emphasized, as well as both representational and abstract approaches to subject matter. Sculptures will be fired at the end of the course. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Sculpture: Independent Study
July 7 - August 11, 2016 (Thursdays, 9am-5pm) — Explore sculpture from a personal point of departure. Students will design a project with the guidance of the instructor based on their own ideas and expression. Students will work with the instructor to select an appropriate medium and instruction will be focused accordingly. Mediums include, but are not limited to, clay, steel and other metals, stone, wood, plaster, cement, concrete, and mixed media. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $595, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Fostering Self-Awareness through Art
July 7 - August 4, 2016 (Thursdays, 6-9pm) — This course is designed to foster self-awareness, wellness, and enhanced consciousness through creating art. Written and drawn entries of dreams, thoughts, and feelings in a journal/sketch book will serve as the basis for class studio work in drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. Students will be encouraged to experiment and bring in materials that they use at home including those not necessarily considered “?ne art”– all forms of expression are welcome! For artists and “non-artists” of all levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Elizabeth Hill
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225, Lab Fee: $25
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Ecorché
July 8 - August 12, 2016 (Fridays, 9am-5pm) — Écorché is the three-dimensional study of human form by developing the bone and muscle structures beneath the skin – a method of study dating back to the Renaissance and a staple of classical art training today. Students will work in clay on an armature from the skeleton for the accurate development of the body’s proportions and the detailed study of its parts. This is an excellent way for draftspersons and sculptors alike to gain a more concrete understanding of human anatomy. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John Horn
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $595
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Foundry: An Introduction
July 9 - August 13, 2016 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — This course will cover all aspects of the foundry process. Demonstrations and hands-on instruction will be given in wax modeling and casting, ceramic shell techniques, bronze pouring, metal chasing, TIG welding and patination. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Pavel Efremoff
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $595, Lab Fee: $65
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Mold Making for Sculpture
July 11 - August 8, 2016 (Mondays, 9am-5pm) — Mold making is an essential element of a sculptor’s toolkit, both for those casting in a permanent material like bronze, and for artists wishing to present objects in multiples. In this course students will learn how to produce poured urethane “blanket molds,” which are not only extremely versatile, but also less toxic, less expensive and more rapidly produced than comparable paint-on molds. Instruction will include in-depth demonstrations of all elements of mold making production and step-by-step guidance as students apply this process to their own projects. An integral skill for any sculptor, or an excellent follow-up for students who have taken a clay-modeling class and wish to preserve their work. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $695, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $100
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Avatar Anime
July 11-15, 2016 (9:30am-3:30pm) — Students will learn how to create their own avatar in the Anime and Manga style. They will conceptualize and develop characters, learn how to design Manga Panels, and use rough sketches to plan and build stories. Projects will include sketching the human form, using personality to inspire heroes or villains, creating backgrounds with drama, inking, coloring and finishing techniques. Students will bring their characters to 3D life using polymer clay, modeling wire, fabrics, and recycled materials. Students will create unique art in a variety of mediums including: drawing, painting, sculpture, clay, and mixed media. Students will have the opportunity to share their creations in a Teen Academy Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (3:00 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $325 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level
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Jurassic Art (Ages 9 to 14)
July 11-15, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Experience Paleo Art and how artists use their imaginations to bring prehistoric dinosaurs, sea creatures and plants to life. Students will create casts, model creatures and figures in clay while discovering petroglyphs, pictographs and cave painting. Students will experience art from the Age of Reptiles. Each session incorporates 2D Art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media. Sessions also include 3D Art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects and hand building with clay. Students will learn how to prepare their art for show and will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (2:30 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $300 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Form in Felting: Folding and Unfolding
July 11-13, 2016 (9am-4pm) — It is from the dance of conflicting emotions that creativity and art are born. Though sculpture is usually perceived as static I see it more as movement, the movement of wool from fibers into felt. And as long as there is movement there is life. This 3-day workshop will deepen the consciousness about experiences learned from sculpting and dyeing with felt and other fibers. We will explore different sculptural form ideas, with the theme of folding and unfolding, to become more aware of how, and why, we want to use this medium. Students will be challenged to play with their own designs using sculptural felting techniques, deepening their awareness of the creative process with an accent on the journey and not the end result. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Marjolein Dallinga
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $525
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Form in Felting: Inner and Outer Spaces
July 14-16, 2016 (9am-4pm) — It is from the dance of conflicting emotions that creativity and art are born. Though sculpture is usually perceived as static I see it more as movement, the movement of wool from fibers into felt. And as long as there is movement there is life. This 3-day workshop will deepen the consciousness about experiences learned from sculpting and dyeing with felt and other fibers. We will explore different sculptural form ideas, with the theme of folding and unfolding, to become more aware of how, and why, we want to use this medium. Students will be challenged to play with their own designs using sculptural felting techniques, deepening their awareness of the creative process with an accent on the journey and not the end result. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Marjolein Dallinga
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $525
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Splash! (Ages 9 to 14)
July 18-22, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Students will spend their time exploring the kingdoms of water in all of its realms: from spelunking crystal caves of ice and snow to splashy lakes of summer fun, to hidden jewels of the desert and the uncharted depths of the deep blue sea. Students will create art inspired by rainforests, reefs, clouds, ice, oceans, streams and the living organisms who call these “home”. Each session incorporates 2D Art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media. Sessions also include 3D Art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects and hand building with clay. Students will learn how to prepare their art for show and will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (2:30 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $300 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Born to be Wild
July 18-22, 2016 (9:30am-3:30pm) — Student will discover the world’s most exotic and wild animals, plants, and places. During the week, the class will explore areas where extreme wilderness and its wildlife rules as they create art that captivates untamed and mysterious aspects of nature. Each session will incorporate 2D Art mediums such as: drawing, painting, watercolor and mixed media. Students will also discover 3D Art mediums such as: relief, additive, found objects, and hand building with clay. Students will learn how to prepare their art for show and will share their creations in a Teen Academy Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (3:00 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $325 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
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Comic Book Art – Villains & Legends
July 25-29, 2016 (9:30am-3:30pm) — Students will create legendary characters and villains with mixed media, clay, drawing, painting, cartooning, and more in this mix of mediums and styles! Students will gain experience drawing the human figure, creating action poses and dramatic scenes. Traditional drawing, painting and sculpting techniques will be enhanced by comic book style, attitude, themes and drama. Students will bring their characters to 3D life using polymer clay, modeling wire, fabrics, and recycled materials. Students will also learn how to prepare their art for show at the end of the week, will share their creations in a Teen Academy Art Show and Reception (3:00 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $325 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Wild & Tame (Ages 9 to 14)
July 25-29, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Discover the world’s most strange and wild animals. Explore zoo animals, the taming of wild animals, and the tame and lovable pets we call friends. Each session incorporates 2D Art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media. Sessions also include 3D Art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects and hand building with clay. Students will learn how to prepare their art for show and will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (2:30 Friday). All art supplies are included in the cost of registration. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $300 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
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Desktop to 3-D Print
August 1-3, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Open your creative practice to a world of possibility in this 3-dimensional printing workshop. Learn the fundamentals of open source software and see your ideas materialize on a Makerbot 3-D printer. Emphasis will be placed on integrating this tool set with your existing artistic goals. Burt will discuss and demonstrate the process of 3-D modeling, including exporting files, slicing, and printing on the Makerbot using open source software. Previous digital 3-D modeling experience is not expected or required, although general digital skills are helpful. Please bring a laptop, either Windows or Mac, with a wireless connection and a mouse with left and right buttons and a scroll wheel. iPads and tablets will not work this software. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Burt Isenstein
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $345, Non-Members: $375
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Wonderland (Ages 9 to 14)
August 1-4, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Students will dwell in a land of wondrous color as they explore natural wonders of the world. Students will use them to base their own fantastical worlds on and will create their own Wonderlands. Each session incorporates 2D Art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media. Sessions also include 3D Art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects and hand building with clay. Students will learn how to prepare their art for show and will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (2:30 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $240 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
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Budapest Cityscape
August 2-9, 2016 (14:00-20:00) — Tour Budapest, discover hidden sites and magnificent views, paint or sculpt inside and outside the studio, rework your impressions of the city into your own subjective artworks! Our goal is to help you re-interpret your impressions of the city in your unique way. While exploring the city, painters will sketch, sculptors will carve motifs and everyone will take photos to use as reference material to make interesting, expressive and subjective paintings or sculptures in the studio. At the Budapest Cityscape art workshop you will focus on the connection between art and the city for a full week, and also immerse yourself in its contemporary art scene as you will also get to visit the studios of professional artists! Visit website


Location: Budapest, Hungary
Instructor: Csaba Kis Róka, Fanni Király
Sponsor: Corvin Art School
Cost: 390-510 Euros with materials
Email: Marica Sipos
Phone: +36 1 209 2832

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Portrait Study: Two and Three-Dimensional
August 8-12, 2016 (9am-5pm) — Each day of this course addresses the portrait subject through drawing and sculpture. The morning session will focus on creating a portrait head in clay, developing it from deep geometric structure to surface form. The afternoon will be devoted to drawing the portrait, informed by the exploration of its three-dimensional form. Students will work from two models for the entire class (a.m. & p.m.). All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John Horn
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture
August 13-14, 2016 (9am-5pm) — Explore the versatility of terra cotta clay, which requires neither an armature nor casting. Learn various techniques and tools through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model. Sculptures will be fired at the end of the workshop. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $205, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Metal Meshworking in 3D
September 12-15, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Create biomorphic and geometric three-dimensional forms out of metal mesh in this fun experimental meshworking class. Explore the myriad of form making possibilities as students manipulate, join and connect together stainless steel, aluminum and bronze mesh. Lanny will share his extensive knowledge on how to create structures out of metal mesh and he will demonstrate many of the techniques he uses in his work. Students will explore the fascinating world of propane torch flame patterning on stainless steel mesh. They will also learn wire wrapping and edging techniques; how to work with silicone caulk, both as glue and visual enhancement, and they will learn how to use cold formed colorful glass frit in their work. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Lanny Bergner
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $550
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Paper Light Catchers
September 18, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — Create a set of light catchers that show off the beauty of paper through illumination. We’ll make origami window stars, inflatable paper balls and party lights to decorate your windows, cover your holiday lights or adorn your tabletop, window sill or mantle. Discover new techniques for working with paper and take away ideas for continuing the fun. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Helen Hiebert
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Baba Yaga Birdhouse (A Two Day Workshop)
September 18-19, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — In Slavic legend there is a tale of an old witch…sometimes a wise sage…but mostly and trouble maker. Her name is Baba Yaga, who rides in a flying mortar, using her pestle as the rudder. It is said that she lives in a strange cabin in the middle of the forest…surrounded by a fence made of bones, capped by skulls. The house itself is also grimly unusual… said to be perched upon giant chicken legs…sometimes one…sometimes two. This folktale seemed like a great source for a class idea…We will create a fantastical birdhouse perched on legs…doll legs, rubber chicken legs, or a mere pedestal. I’ll show the class how to add flapping wings to the haggish home. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Michael deMeng
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $425
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Guardians of the Discarded
September 19, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — In this workshop you will learn how to make an eclectic free standing figurative assemblage, starting with only two pieces of wood & a few of your favorite treasures! You will learn the nuts & bolts of assemblage, composition, cold connecting, and how to unite found objects to create a cohesive piece of art. You will learn a cool new way to distress wood surfaces, I will teach you how to make beautiful clay faces, and how to make a mold of just about anything. We will drill, sand, carve, paint, sculpt, problem -solve, punch & distress…but most important, we will have a blast! Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Leighanna Light
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Paper Possibilities (A Two Day Workshop)
September 19-20, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — Turn flat sheets of paper into sculptural forms – the possibilities are endless! Participants will create a sampling of objects that expand and collapse, open and close, fold and unfold. Come explore the creation of multi-paneled structures that can turn into books, tubes, tunnels, lanterns and more. In this workshop, we’ll explore various ways to weave papers; we’ll turn envelopes into works that convert into wall or window hangings, books or lanterns with an adaptation of the piano hinge binding; and we’ll embed wire between sheets of paper to produce lamps or sculptures. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Helen Hiebert
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $425
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Faux Etching: Surface Design on Metal
September 20, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — Learn fast & easy techniques for creating “etched” metal surfaces without having to deal with toxic chemicals. After etching the metal in the morning, we will spend the rest of the day constructing a unique figurative sculpture using the metal that we altered. We will cover basic cold connection methods as well as composition & design. I will also demonstrate a quick & easy way to make a mold of just about anything. This etching technique will become a treasured favorite and will be useful in many other projects. You will leave with at least 1 figurative sculpture, 2 or more if you work fast & bring extra tins & heads! Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Leighanna Light
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Punk Fiction - Taking Cover
September 20, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — In this class we will focus only on making interesting covers and backs for our book-assemblages. This will be done taking book covers and modifying them or starting from scratch and creating a book using a variety of assemblage techniques and painting techniques. Perhaps you’d like a book to look like an ancient artifact dug up in a mummy’s tomb…or…something steampunkish is your preference…or maybe you’d like a cover that’s a living, breathing beastie…or something with a sci-fi twist that fell out of a visiting flying saucer. Whatever you’re preference we will explore well beyond the traditional. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Michael deMeng
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $425
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Felted Hollow Form
October 10-11, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Participants will use the flat resist technique to create a hollow felted vessel form with a variety of surface design elements. There will be opportunity to play with varied wools and fabrics as well as inclusion of 3D elements and complex surface design. Options may include a large scale and simple design or smaller and more complex. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Andrea Graham
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $430
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Sculptural Rib Basketry
October 18-19, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Students will learn to approach rib sculptures and basketry in a totally untraditional way. Mary will show how to create and shape multiple walls, intersections, turns, twists, lumps and bumps while designing a freeform woven piece. The focus of the workshop will be to create sculptural baskets and weavings in a creative manner. Mary will also show how to weave a rib construction and freeform weavings using a variety of patterns including twill weave. Students are encouraged to bring driftwood, vines, twigs, branches, round reed or willow that will inspire them and be used as their frame. Students will learn a variety of tricks to make this form of basketry easy, spontaneous and impressive with endless in possibilities. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Hettmansperger, www.maryhetts.com
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $295
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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