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Levels: B = Beginner, I = Intermediate, A = Advanced

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Ecorche/3D Anatomy
July 1 - September 2, 2016 (Fridays, 10am - 2pm) — A 3D Ecorché anatomy model is a centuries old method of learning anatomy through three dimensional means. It is an essential means for every figurative artist to better interpret though knowledge what he sees. Rey will guide the student through making a skeleton in Sculpey (paying particular attention to the shapes of the bones), followed by laying on the muscles that constitute artistic anatomical form. This is an intense, hands-on approach to learning the body — a necessity for any artist concerned with learning accurate anatomical representation. It is mandatory attendance for the first day class. The instructor covers a lot of material. You may be dropped if absent. Visit website


Location: Van Nuys, CA
Instructor: Rey Bustos
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $579.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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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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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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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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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

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4-Day How to Sculpt the Human Head
July 11-14, 2016 (10am - 5pm) — Students will learn how to sculpt a head using a live model. All processes, from the initial blocking features of the face to finalization, will be covered during the workshop. Important Note: For out-of-town students, please refrain from making travel arrangements and accommodations until confirmation of the workshop is given. Workshops are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met. Visit website


Location: Van Nuys, CA
Instructor: Alex Oliver
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $649.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Intermediate Level
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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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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

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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

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Intermediate Level
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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

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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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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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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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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The Art of Relief Sculpture: Head and Figure
October 17-21, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Relief sculpture, quite simply, is one of the most fascinating of all sculptural art forms. Although it is firmly rooted in the sculptor's realm, it owes its design and composition to the draftsman and painters' turf, and its dynamism to a 2-D format and use of perspective. Eugene will demonstrate and discuss his approach and respect of this powerful art form. Students may choose to work from a live model or their own photo reference. Although there will be live models provided during the workshop, photos and digital images are commonly used to create reliefs. Students may bring their own reference for portraits. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Eugene Daub, www.dfsculpturestudios.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $725 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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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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Sculpting Children – Rekindled Memories
October 24-28, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Jerry will show students how to use their photographs to spark the pilot light of their imaginations and memories. These rekindled memories of childhood or of their own children will be the inspiration to bring the sculpture to life. Students will use water based clay so their sculptures can be fired in a kiln, thus avoiding the expense of molds and bronze casting costs. The first session will meet at Jerry’s studio in Paradise Valley, AZ to discuss the creative process and determine goals. The workshop will include Instructor demonstrations and individual daily critiques. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jerry Cox, www.jerrycox.net
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $585
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Sculpting Memory Shapes & Patterns of the Figure w/ Stephen Perkins
November 11-14, 2016 (10 am - 5 pm w/ 1 hour lunch break) — This sculpture workshop will be useful to both 2D and 3D artists of all levels. The workshop focuses on the archetypal or memory shapes of the figure by abstracting the figure into simpler geometry and planes. Working from Stephen’s demonstrations, the class will start with the the larger forms (pelvis, ribcage/shoulder girdle, head) and proceed to the smaller forms, developing a conceptual geometric shape for each of the major and minor forms of the figure. Visit website


Location: Oakland, CA
Instructor: Stephen Perkins
Sponsor: Dogtown Sculptors
Cost: $475
Email: Paul Bigelow

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The Native American Portrait in Clay
November 14-18, 2016 (9am-4pm) — This workshop is designed to help students understand the Native American portrait in clay. Oreland will start by covering the skull, major tendons and muscles. Once the basics have been established, students will move to gesture and certain key areas to identify the clay study as Native American. The study will involve two live demonstrations which will include one male Native American model and one female Native American model. Monday and Tuesday mornings will begin with one gesture exercise working from live models. The goal of the workshop is to help students understand the Native American bone structure and facial surface. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Oreland C. Joe, Sr., www.orelandjoe.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $950 + $35 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Portrait Sculpture from Photo or Historical Reference
January 9-13, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Doing a portrait from a live model has become a rare event. Of all the portraits Eugene has done, which number in the hundreds, only 5% are from life. In reality most portraits being done today are from photo reference. Working from reference (photo or other) challenges artists to flesh out the information that is difficult or impossible to see, and accentuate the uniqueness by taking reasonable artistic liberties. Students will also be working from a live model as part of the learning experience. The main goal is to gain a deep understanding of the head and features. And into that matrix, we weave expression and a psychological context. Students are welcome to work in relief as well as in the round. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Eugene Daub, www.dfsculpturestudios.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $725 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Animal Anatomy - Imaginatomy (Self-Study)
Ongoing (Total Course Time: 15:48:44 Hours) — A class created by Rey Bustos to augment entertainment and character designers, by bringing in anatomy and mechanics into the thought process of character design. This course is designed for those who want to invent a completely imaginative animal or creature while keeping the same logic of human and animal anatomy. With Rey’s excitement and deep knowledge of all things anatomical, he will guide you first in drawing, then sculpting a creature from your imagination that will make sense in terms of realism. This is a great way to know how and why we are different from other animals, and how species evolve. Videos are yours to keep. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rey Bustos
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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