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Faux Etching, Surface Design on Metal
September 12, 2015 (9:30am-4:30pm) — Oh how I love texture on metal! This workshop evolved from a happy accident, ever since I've been having a blast etching anything that I can get my hands on! In this workshop, you will learn a fast & easy technique for creating "etched" metal surfaces without having to deal with toxic chemicals & hours of agitation. 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. While working on the sculpture, we will cover basic cold connection methods as well as composition & design. Visit website


Location: Taos, NM
Instructor: Leighanna Light
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $95
Email: Leighanna Light
Phone: 505-369-4777

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Guardians of the Discarded: Mixed Media
September 13, 2015 (10am-5pm) — 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! Breathe new life into your found treasures by constructing these awesome, one of a kind assemblages! Visit website


Location: Taos, NM
Instructor: Leighanna Light
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $95 + $25 materials fee
Email: Leighanna Light
Phone: 505-369-4777

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Foundry: An Introduction
September 17 - December 17, 2015 (Thursdays, 6-9pm) — 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: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $65
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Visual Journal Journey Online Workshop
September 18 - 6 weekly lessons (24/7 on your computer) — Art Journaling engages your creative imagination as you learn to design your ideal life & reach your goals while making art for yourself. You’ll awaken your creativity, your heart & your soul with simple art journaling that connects your inner world with your outer world while nourishing your soul. Your visual journal will become your favorite, hardest working, most important art tool because you’ll learn how to ask questions that encourage the best, possibility-expanding answers. And you’ll understand the many different ways your art journal can serve you, from art playground to powerful life-improvement tool. This class will teach you simple, quick ways of working with paint. All skill levels. All media. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $75. includes free journal
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

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Stone Carving
September 19 - December 19, 2015 (Saturdays, 9am-12pm) — 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: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $25
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Metal Sculpture
September 19 - December 19, 2015 (Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — 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. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $65
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Figure and Portrait Modeling
September 19 - December 19, 2015 (Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — 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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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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Écorché
September 29 - December 15, 2015 (Tuesdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Écorché (“flayed figure”) 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 and nude model 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: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Sculpture from the Masters
September 29 - December 15, 2015 (Tuesdays, 6-9pm) — This sculpture class utilizes the incredible resource of the PAFA Cast Hall. The casts are excellent learning tools for copying or starting points for personal expression as they are exemplars of sculptural simplification and organization of form. Instruction will focus on the accurate understanding of proportion, gesture, and anatomy as well as tools and techniques of clay modeling. Students will choose from three options: relief modeling, terra cotta sculpting or modeling over an armature. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt, morgandummitt.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Terra Cotta Sculpture
September 30 - December 16, 2015 (Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — 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; Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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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

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The Art of Relief Sculpture: Head and Figure
October 19-23, 2015 (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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Michelangelo, Titian, Rubens, and the Laocoön
October 21, 2015 (12pm) — When the ancient Greek sculpture known today as the Laocoön and His Sons was unearthed in 1506 it created fervor. Due to its extraordinary qualities and its fame, the leading artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries emulated and appropriated the Laocoön. Dr. Christopher D.M. Atkins, Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900, Philadelphia Museum of Art, will traverse several of the themes explored in the exhibition Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Michelangelo, Titian and Rubens in which PAFA’s plaster cast of Laocoön and His Sons plays a leading role. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Dr. Christopher D.M. Atkins
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: Free
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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In Search of Goose Bumps
November 2-6, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Being a good modeler and having a solid understanding of anatomy is very important in traditional sculpture. However, this part of the sculpting process is mainly the domain of the intellect. Whereas the ability to bring an object to life, so it lives in its own space, as opposed to being a mere replica of life, is the domain of a much deeper place. This deeper place is where art lives and will be the emphasis for this workshop. Students will be exploring the philosophical side of art. Once the foundation is laid, what are the elements that bring an object to life? Class size will be limited to 10 students. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: John Coleman
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $1,200 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Creativity in Sculpture
November 2-6, 2015 (9am-4pm) — How does an artist take a subject, give it life, emotion and gesture to best tell a story in the three dimensional form? This workshop will deal with creativity; the development of an idea from a selected character from history or literature of the American West. An emphasis will be placed on the given subjects with the goal to form an idea that sums up the nature of the character, a moment of interest that tells a story. Paul and Jason will lead the participants in the creative development of their idea into a sculptural form to best represent that character and through the process hopefully achieve that "something special"! Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Paul Moore and Jason Scull
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $750
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Tricks and Techniques for Animal Sculpture
November 9-10, 2015 (Monday 9am-4pm, Tuesday 9am-12pm) — In this workshop, Diane will demonstrate 'tricks of the trade,' such as how to create the textures of feathers, scales, fur and skin and how to create realistic branches or vegetation that fit the needs of the sculpture, as well as other 'habitat' items. Students will be able to try these techniques in both clay and sculpting wax. Diane will also demonstrate how to create small-to-medium armatures (internal skeletons of wire). Various resources for everything from tools to various products used in the creation of a sculpture will be discussed and handouts will be supplied. The workshop will also discuss design, patinas, and anything else students might have questions about. Students should not expect to have a completed sculpture. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Diane Mason, www.ddmason.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $150
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Modeling Dogs from Life
December 7-11, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Dogs will be brought into the studio for this workshop. Rod's sculpting techniques and philosophies will be discussed in length, along with professional marketing strategies. Students will learn to build fast, effective armatures to model quickly and confidently from live models. Rod's modeling techniques, based on his unique preparation and proporting method, will allow students to work fast and accurate, creating expressive clay models which are fundamentally truthful and honest to nature. Students can expect to complete between one and three (depending on experience) clay models suitable for casting in bronze. Rod is an elected professional member of the National Sculpture Society, and has won numerous awards from the organization for his expressive animal sculptures. Visit website


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

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Portrait Sculpture: Finding the Character
January 11-15, 2016 (9am-4pm) — The Portrait - a compelling structure with a psychological presence. There are many approaches to portrait sculpture. This workshop is a gestalt approach that employs many theories and techniques. Structure and anatomy will be reviewed but the emphasis will be learning 'how to see' and assimilate. The final effort will be to attain that which is the most beguiling… 'a psychological presence.' Students will work from live models and photos. Students are encouraged to bring photos and/or digital images. Eugene Daub is the sculptor of the Rosa Parks sculpture recently unveiled in Statuary Hall in the Capital in Washington DC. 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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Sculpting the Figure
January 18-22, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Vala Ola will take students through the process of creating a figurative sculpture that is suitable for casting in bronze. The clay figure will be one-third life size in a creative pose. The focus will be on anatomy, curves and planes, bone structure, ribcage, contraposto, and face. A full day will be devoted to the head and special focus will be spent on eyes, lips, hair. Vala will provide tips on achieving likeness using calipers and will address sculpting the hands and feet. Other topics such as: fleshy forms vs. defined muscles, using shadows, points of interest, leading the eye around, texture, lost edges, and drapery will also be discussed. Vala will detail tools to use, how to create textures, composition and communicate emotion. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Vala Ola, www.valaola.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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The Female Form
February 3-6, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Working from the nude model on a sustained pose, this unique four-day workshop is for artists wishing to expand their knowledge of the human figure through sculpture. Rick Casali's innovative teaching style embraces the French method of "secret figure" - a knowledge/concept approach to understanding the body. This workshop will consist of daily sculpture demos by Rick covering proportion, anatomy, pose/action, and geometric construction. This proven method relies on memorization and understanding, thus students are advised to keep a sketch book during the week. Each student will sculpt their own 24" female figure in oil clay on a wire armature. 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

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Bird Sculpture
February 9-13, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Scott will begin the workshop with a discussion about bird anatomy, aerodynamics and achieving the illusion of movement of birds in flight. She will also discuss the difference between a technically adequate piece of work and one with spirit and life. She will emphasize the value of lost and found edges and how good composition and an expressive surface convey a feeling of movement, rhythm, light and emotion. Students will learn the importance of assembling strong, meaningful shapes and how eliminating unimportant details can create the essence of the bird. Students will work from photography, drawings, taxidermy mounts and videotapes of birds in flight. Instruction includes building bird armatures. Above all, movement, gesture, and anatomy are the focus. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Sandy Scott, www.sandyscott.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Terracotta Sculpture
February 15-19, 2016 (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. 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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Sedona Art Retreat: Earth Path
February 15-18, 2016 — Take a unique tour of self-discovery as you explore a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful and unique landscape, its art-colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual retreat. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse - creating the opportunity for artists and those who consider themselves non-artists to engage fully in the experience of art. The Earth Path creates a three day immersion with a focus on personal discovery and many different processes for creating meaningful experiences in the landscape and creating in three dimensions. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $565 All Materials Included
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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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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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


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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