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Portrait Sculpture Intensive
February 3-6, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop is an opportunity for artists to sculpt a life-size portrait in clay, working directly from the model. Designed for all levels of ability, Rick Casali's innovative teaching style embraces the French concept of "secret figure" - a knowledge/concept approach to understanding the Portrait. This unique 4 day workshop will consist of daily sculpture demos by Casali covering proportion, pose, geometric planes, and the anatomy of the eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and the forms of the hair. Thorough measurements of each model will be recorded as a reference. Students will have their choice of a male or female model. Recommended for portrait painters, sculptors, illustrators, and computer animators. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Rick Casali, www.rickcasali.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $550 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Intermediate Level

Glass Houses: Kiln Forming 3-D Designs
February 6-8, 2015 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — Take the next step in kiln formed/fused glass and work three dimensionally. In this workshop we'll create one-of-a-kind glass house panels with printed images on each side. After fusing and cold working the panels, we'll connect them to make a free standing sculpture. Bring the photos that make your house a home and together we'll screen print those onto your house! Be abstract, be folksy, be modern, be sentimental, it's your chance to design your own glass house! Visit website


Location: Fort Worth, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: Sinaca Studios
Cost: $359.74 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Heidi Childers
Phone: 817-889-0024

Intermediate Level

Glass Platters: Pot Melts and Pattern Bars
February 11, 12, 25 & 26 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — In this exciting course students will spend 4 sessions learning to create progressive pattern bars and the spectacular pot melt! Each component will then be used as a centerpiece in two stunning glass platters. Students will gain the knowledge of set up and layout in the kiln, firing schedules and programming the kiln, building dams, cold working glass and slumping. Some glass fusing experience is required. Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $295
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: (830) 438-1884

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Cast Glass Flowers
February 15, 2015 (9:30 am -5:00 pm) — This easy one day class will expose you to the basics of color casting with glass powder and frit. Use this technique to achieve jaw dropping results that rival spring time in the Texas hill country as you learn how to create cast glass flowers in almost any color under the sun. This is a fun 1 day workshop for both new and experienced fusers. No previous glass experience required. Students will learn how to select and care for molds. They will mix and measure glass frit or powders based on their color selection and learn how to fill the mold to achieve beautiful results that require little to no additional finishing work. Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Nicole Lozano
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $134
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: (830) 438-1884

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Terracotta Sculpture
February 16-20, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will consist of day-to-day instruction in modeling with water-based clay. During the course of this workshop, you will make a portrait, a figure and a bas relief. Students will be introduced to various tools and materials used in terracotta sculpting techniques through basic principles. There will be instructor demonstrations and individual attention. Bruno Lucchesi's is a world-renowned sculptor. His works are part of many museum collections: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of the City of New York, Brooklyn Museum, Dallas Museum, and the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Washington Museum amongst others. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Bruno Lucchesi, www.brunolucchesi.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $995 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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The Dynamic Figure through Drawing and Ecorche
March 9-13, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This class, inspired by the great tradition of anatomical study, explores the intricacies of the human figure by working in both drawing and sculpture. One half of the workshop is devoted to ecorche sculpture stressing the particular relationship of muscle and bone. The main muscles of the body are explained using clay in order to understand their character and how they influence the surface form. The other half of the workshop focuses on classic red chalk drawing with an emphasis on the dynamic potential of the human form along with an exploration of drawing technique and style. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Robert Liberace, www.robertliberace.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $825 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Casting Glass - Dimensional Sculpture
March 13-15, 2015 (9:30 am -5:00 pm) — In this three-day workshop we'll cast our own three-dimensional art glass sculpture. We will sculpt in clay; use mold making materials and techniques to create refractory molds; and measure, cut and stack glass for our specific molds. Learn about the special considerations that go into a glass casting firing schedule, including how to heat, cool and anneal thick blocks as well as uneven thicknesses of glass. This class is open to beginning glass students as well as experienced fusers. The instructor will work with each individual student to ensure your project can be executed successfully. Start thinking three dimensionally, get just a little dirty and have a whole lot of fun making your own art glass sculpture! Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Nicole Lozano
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $425
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: (830) 438-1884

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Puppet-Making and Pageantry
March 14 - April 18, 2015 (Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Have fun in this dynamic overview of the ancient, community-based art of large-scale puppet-making. Each student will build a basic large-scale backpack-type puppet with moving parts, designed to be worn and operated while on procession in a parade. Materials will include paper maché, cardboard, bamboo, wood, fabric, willow, and chicken wire. Suited to students of all levels of experience. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Elizabeth Hill
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $275, Lab Fee $25
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Modeling the Horse from Life
March 23-27, 2015 (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. Zullo's methods, philosophies and concepts will also be discussed. All students are welcome, from the beginner to advanced. This workshop will be primarily outdoors sculpting horses from life, both on Scottsdale Artists' School property, and 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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Figurative Sculpture
March 30 - April 3, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Try your hand at life size figure sculpting, by starting with a torso or portrait (other options available). We will work from a life model, introducing classical techniques as you build from the armature out. Daily PowerPoint sessions guide you through The Drawing in Space Method of Sculpting, along with 30 hours of model time, instruction, and personalized critiques from Karen Cope. You have the option to work life size or smaller (full figure, torso, portrait, quick sketch in clay) during this intensive week long pose. Painters, sculptors, and drawers alike walk away with a new understanding of how the Form Turns, Anatomy, and Sneaking Up to Skin, that will take your work to a new dimension. All levels of experience welcome. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Karen Cope, www.copestudios.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Kiln Carving in the Mirror
April 4, 2015 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — In this exciting workshop we will design and create bas relief textures and patterns using fiber paper to form impressions in glass. Students will make art glass frames using this technique which can be attached to a mirror to create a stunning one of kind design element. We'll then learn how to safely and effectively attach your completed glass frame to a mirror, and discuss available hanging options. Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Nicole Lozano
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $149
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: (830) 438-1884

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One Way Trip to Composing Sculpture
April 6-10, 2015 (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. In this class, we will work with wet clay (water based clay). We will observe the model and sculpt what we have not seen before. We will breathe emotions into the clay. We will 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

Intermediate Level

Sculptural Glass with Imagery
April 16-19, 2015 (9:30 am -5pm) — The focus of this workshop is on the development and printing of images in tall, transparent, slab sculptures. Students will learn screen-printing, powder applications, and direct painting techniques to apply their imagery to multiple layers of glass. The image layers will then be fired, stacked, and fired again to create tall thick slabs of transparent glass. The slabs will then be cut, ground, polished and mounted on steel bases. In addition, students will experience effective kiln casting and cold working techniques. Each student will cut, grind and polish their pieces, and learn how to create and mount their base pieces. Some fusing experience is necessary to participate, but advanced skills are not required to be successful! Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $295
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: (830) 438-1884

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Meditative Art & Yoga Retreat in Sweden
April 17-22, 2015 — Meditative Art is an approach towards creativity that changes the way we create to be receptive and to become a means for spiritual growth. Applying of a meditative state of mind when expressing creativity allows us to be a part of Art rather than "making" it. Our focus while creating is inwards - not on the artwork created, but on our inner state. Creating from a meditative state of mind is an essentially different way of creating. This retreat combines: Meditative Art, Yoga & Meditation. It is an opportunity to learn and to experience Meditative Art through: Meditative Painting & Sculpting, Creative Movement & Writing. Visit website


Location: Skinnskatteberg, Sweden
Instructor: Mochita Har-Lev
Sponsor: Meditative Art School
Cost: 4900Kr / €535
Email: Mochita

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Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture
April 18-19, 2015 (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. Anatomy, proportion, design and personal artistic growth with both representational and abstract approaches to the figure will be addressed. 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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Guided Freedom of Self-Expression
April 20-24, 2015 (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 realistically or abstractly. 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 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Concrete: Not Just For Sidewalks Anymore!
April 22-23, 2015 (9:30 am -5:00 pm) — Join us for two full days with Master Artist Robert Dancik as he introduces us to a new and exciting concrete material developed especially with artists in mind. As unlikely as concrete for jewelry may seem, it is easy to use, extremely versatile, unbelievably inexpensive and.... surprisingly lightweight. In fact, it is lighter in weight than stone, resin or metal of comparable size and this makes it perfect for jewelry and other forms of personal adornment as well as small sculpture and utilitarian objects. Don't miss this opportunity to learn and play with one of the most innovative artists and instructors working today! Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Robert Dancik
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $399
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: (830) 438-1884

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No Bones About It! with Robert Dancik
April 24-25, 2015 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — Join Master Artist Robert Dancik for a hands-on and extensive two-day workshop exploring Faux Bone, a new, friendly, and extremely versatile material. Faux Bone can be cut, and carved, sawn and sanded. It can be filed, hammered, polished, drilled, and painted. A full range of color can also be applied to your Faux Bone work using a variety of materials and techniques. You can heat and bend it with nothing more than a small embossing heat-gun. It is so strong you can rivet on it, die form right into it, or hammer metal around it. Come and learn how this wonderfully versatile material and these widely applicable techniques will help add depth and breadth to your creative pursuits. Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Robert Dancik
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $399.00
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: (830) 438-1884

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Forensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture
May 4-8, 2015 (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. This workshop benefits both technical and fine artists who deal with the human face. 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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Bas Relief
May 8-16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Bas-relief is something we handle every time we put a coin in our hand. The images on coins are bas-reliefs as are the magnificent sculptures in the friezes on the ancient greek buildings. Bas-relief is an exciting, fascinating and varied form of sculpture, and is somewhat like drawing and painting as it begins with a flat surface of clay and can be built up according to the subject and the artist's imagination. Students may bring simple images if they wish and set-ups will also be ready subject matter for bas-reliefs. In this class students will create two bas-reliefs. They will be dried and fired and the following week we will patina the fired clay so we will have a completely finished sculpture. Visit website


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

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Sculpting Animals from Life at West Yellowstone
June 8-12, 2015 — In this exciting and unique workshop participants will be primarily sculpting at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana with an occasional expedition into Yellowstone National Park. Ken Rowe's workshop will simplify the seemingly overwhelming process of sculpting animals from life. Starting with armatures, students will be shown how to build easy and accurate structures for both birds and mammals. Then using live reference (bison, wolf, bear) students will sculpt their individual pieces as Ken demonstrates how to see and map their way to a completed field study. Participating students can expect to complete two or three studies from life during this one-of-a-kind, five-day course. Visit website


Location: West Yellowstone, MT
Instructor: Ken Rowe
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $900
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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3-Day Sculpture Workshop
June 10-12, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop focuses on developing individual aesthetic skills while using Super Sculpey polymer clay. This course introduces technical skills while sampling various aspects of 3-dimensional art. During these sessions, students will create a minimum of three sculptures to present to the class and take home at the end of the workshop. Emphasis is placed on observational skills, understanding the techniques and value of critiquing 3-dimentional work, and developing ideas for current and future projects. This course is particularly valuable to 2-dimensional artists who have had trouble in creating 3-dimensional work. We go through the concepts of "seeing" 2-dimensionally and "creating" 3-dimensionally. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Lew Aytes, lewaytes.com
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $395; Material Fee: $25
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Meditative Art & Yoga 8 days Retreat in B.C. Canada
July 18-26, 2015 — A quiet and inspiring environment, beautiful and natural surroundings; an ideal retreat to dive within, to discover and to establish our connection with the Creative Spirit. Eight days of Yoga, Meditative Walks, Mediation, and Art. Through working with natural and recycled materials, we explore creativity from a meditative and respective state, learning from materials and listening to their inner guiding wisdom. Sculpting with clay, painting with natural colors, creating with grains, pulses, spices, and much more... Give Yourself the Supportive Space to Reconnect with the Joy & Depth of Real Art. Taking place on Denman island, at 'The Hermitage', the program is designed for those that wish to learn how to use art as a tool for inner growth. Visit website


Location: B.C., Canada
Instructor: Mochita Har-Lev
Sponsor: Meditative Art School
Cost: $480
Email: Mochita

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Stone Carving in Peebles, Scotland
August 2-7, 2015 (full day) — Stone carving in Scotland dates back hundreds of years. We are first inspired by our tour of Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by the DaVinci Code. With Susheila's expert guidance we quickly learn techniques of stone carving. You will create a work 'Inspired in Scotland ~ Made by You'. Includes accommodation, materials, transport within Scotland and welcome reception and dinner. Visit website


Location: Peebles, Scotland
Instructor: Susheila Jamieson
Sponsor: Wild at Art
Cost: $2274
Email: Ellen Colingsworth and Ute Johnston

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Stone Carving Workshop in Italy
September 22-29, 2015 — Join Australian sculptor Janet Cameron for a 7-day stone carving workshop at The Retreat. Includes 5 days of stone carving with morning and afternoon sessions with tea/coffee breaks. A one-day sight-seeing excursion to the Roman travertine city of Ascoli Piceno, accommodation at The Retreat with breakfast, lunches and dinners with wine (apart from lunch on sight-seeing day), pick-up/drop-off on arrval and departure days, transport during the week. All materials, tools and tuition are included. Visit website


Location: Force, Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Instructor: Janet Cameron
Sponsor: The Retreat
Cost: $2,100 single, $1,850 twin/double all inclusive
Email: John Skelcher
Phone: +393349034401

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Animal Sculpting in Wool - The Amazing Felting Needle
October 2-3, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn to sculpt animals using only carded wool and specially designed felting needles. In this two-day workshop, students will create an animal of their choosing. Sculpt a favorite pet, polar bear, lion, llama, giraffe, chimp or even a fantasy animal such as a dragon. The workshop will teach participants how to analyze their animal's anatomy, create an appropriate armature and detail facial features to recreate a life-like felted animal. All experience levels welcome. Maximum number of students: 15. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Sharon Costello
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $270 plus $30 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396


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


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


3D Anatomy-Ecorche | Self-Study
Ongoing (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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