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

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Seabird Sculptures for Kids with Rachel Campbell
March 12 & 19, 2016 (10-11:30am) — This workshop plays with the creation of seabirds in sculptured and painted form. Through the creation of the seabirds, students explore how the form of the birds has developed based on their environments and food sources. When we look at the form, we also see room for itsplayful manipulation, along with the need to maintain sculptural balance. The final part of the project involves the painting of the seabird, which can either be highly decorative or more realistic. Students will leave with a finished product that can be kept as a toy, or given as a gift to a loved one. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Rachel Campbell, rachelcampbellpainting.com
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Cost: $50 / $40 members
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

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Guided Freedom of Self-Expression
March 14-18, 2016 (9am-4pm) — This "casually intense" workshop includes the traditional basics such as anatomy, composition, proportion, building your own armatures, etc. The instruction is set up in such a way to give the greatest amount of individual freedom for every student to pursue their own strongest interest. This includes their choice of subject matter and size they wish to work. Although accuracy of anatomy and proportion is discussed, the greater emphasis is on allowing individual uniqueness to blossom…often in spite of how things "technically" are. This technique is used to help release the 'aesthetic power' that resides in everyone. Guided freedom of self-expression is the essence of this workshop…whether working realistic or abstract. Lincoln is especially gifted at gently pushing each student along their chosen path. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Lincoln Fox, www.lincolnfox.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650 + $35 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Modeling the Horse from Life
March 21-25, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Students will spend the week modeling a horse from life. Students will be taught to make a fast, effective armature that will give them the foundation to complete a clay model of a horse during the workshop. Rod will teach an accurate way of proporting based on his own method, which he has successfully used to create award winning horse sculptures. Students can expect to complete a clay model during the week. Rod's methods, philosophies and concepts will also be discussed. This workshop will be primarily outdoors sculpting horses from life on location (30 minute drive). Transportation is necessary. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Rod Zullo, www.rodzullo.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 horse fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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One Way Trip to Composing Sculpture
April 4-8, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Composition is often mistaken for design. Designing is thoughtfully organizing placement- it requires an experienced, educated, intelligent eye, taste and a certain elegance. Composing is none of the above. It's transcending the raw experience and observation, living it all again in a new, unknown form. Composing is a much more carnal, visceral, unruly process, whereas design is much more planned, logical and ruled. Making the block of clay exude emotions is composing - that is the art of sculpting. The workshop will focus on observing the model and sculpting what students have not seen before. Simon will teach students how to breathe emotions into the clay and how to truly experience sculpting. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Simon Kogan, www.simonkogan.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Putting The Horse In Action!
April 11-15, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Students will be given the tools to sculpt the horse with greater strength. Topics covered will include: proper proportion and how to achieve it, how to express the fleshy and bony parts of the horse; the way the rhythms of the horse's body are made and how to keep them throughout the piece. Students will look at how the horse moves and expresses himself. Special attention will be paid to composition and how to make the piece come to life. Students will build on the fundamentals of mass, texture, light and design. The ultimate goal is to give the student the tools to identify their own sense of design so they can move toward making unique statements in sculpture. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Curt Mattson, www.curtmattson.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $625
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Expressive Figure Sculpture
April 18-22, 2016 (9am-4pm) — This five-day workshop teaches the underlying principles and methods for artistic advancement and consistency in the creation of expressive figurative art. Through lectures, demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, students obtain a greater understanding of the tools, methods and practices required to improve their speed, technique and overall artistic expertise. Students will work from a live model each day, learning to use gesture, expression and dynamic movement to create evocative figurative art. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Edward Eyth, www.edwardeyth.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Understanding the Human Face
April 25-29, 2016 (8:30am-4:30pm) — If you struggle to get the desired degree of likeness or just the right expression in your portraits, this might be the class for you! It benefits artists working in any medium who seek to accurately and naturalistically depict facial images. As artists, a better comprehension of the human face in all its complexity and variation can lend an added dimension to our portraits. This unique study-oriented workshop will involve exercises in both drawing and sculpture. We will cover basic craniofacial anatomy, depiction of individual facial features, facial variations due to sex and ancestry, subtleties of growth and aging, along with the myriad expressions that can be read from our faces. Attendees will do multiple exercises to enhance discernment and comprehension of the human visage. 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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Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture
April 30 - May 1, 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: Non-Credit: $205; Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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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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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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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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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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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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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Intermediate Level
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Felted Hollow Form
September 19-20, 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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Advanced Level

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


Anatomy Bundle (Human & Animal Anatomy Plus 3D Ecorche)
Ongoing — In this 3 course online self-study bundle, students receive the ultimate in anatomy education. Rey will enthusiastically go in-depth in both human and animal anatomy in these taped live course experience. This anatomy bundle is essential for digital and traditional artists who want to bring life to their projects and become well-trained in artistic anatomy studies. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rey Bustos
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $1,195.00
Email: Holly Miller
Phone: (818) 708-9232


Animal Anatomy - Imaginatomy | Self-Study
Ongoing — 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. Visit website


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


3D Anatomy-Ecorche | Self-Study
Ongoing — An ecorché/3D anatomy model is a centuries old method of learning anatomy through three dimensional means. The word ecorché is French for flayed body and refers to human or animal anatomy by which you can see the interplay between the skeleton, tendons, ligaments and the muscles on the living form. It is an essential means for every figurative artist to better interpret through knowledge of what he/she sees. Rey will guide the student through making a skeleton in Sculpey, 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. Visit website


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

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