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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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Foundry: An Introduction
September 15 - December 8, 2016 (Thursdays, 6-9:30pm) — 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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Animal Drawing and Sculpture
September 16 - December 9, 2016 (Fridays, 9am-12pm) — Draw and/or sculpt from live animal models! Students will work on location at the Philadelphia Zoo and other venues for portions of the course; additional studies will take place in the PAFA studios from a horse, birds and other creatures. Students will progress from gesture studies to resolved pieces in drawing media and/or clay, to capture the anatomy, proportions, and unique character of animal subjects. Please note: Off-campus sessions may begin earlier or end later than scheduled class time. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
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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Stone Carving
September 17 - December 10, 2016 (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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Figure and Portrait Modeling
September 17 - December 10, 2016 (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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Metal Sculpture
September 17 - December 10, 2016 (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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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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Family Arts Academy
September 18, 2016 (2-4pm) — Join local artist, Nadine Beauharnois, to make whimsical sculptures inspired by her group exhibition, Giants in the Corner. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Nadine Beauharnois
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: Free
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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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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Écorché: Head Structure and Facial Exression
September 20 - December 6, 2016 (Tuesdays, 9am-12pm) — 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. Learn the anatomy of the head by constructing a 3/4 life-size portrait in plasteline. Students will begin by making a geometric foundation toward developing the structure of the skull and progress to the muscles of the face. The significant role muscles play in the expression of the emotions will be discussed. Sculpture experience recommended. 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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Terra Cotta Sculpture
September 21 - December 7, 2016 (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. 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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Wood Sculpture
September 21 - December 7, 2016 (Wednesdays, 6-9pm) — Explore the sculptural possibilities of wood carving and construction. Receive individual instruction in all techniques and gain a proficiency in the safe operation and handling of woodworking hand and power tools. Students are encouraged to bring their ideas and projects. The sculpture of Picasso, Martin Puryear, Louise Nevelson and Marisol will serve as inspiration. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steven Nocella
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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Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture
October 3 - December 5, 2016 (Mondays, 6-9pm) — Investigate the potential of ceramics as sculpture! Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on projects will introduce students to the techniques and varied applications of traditional and experimental ceramics. Students will develop hand-building skills, such as hollowing forms (pinch pots), coiling construction, and slab-building, as well as mixed media techniques. Engaging in-class projects will explore the conceptual and narrative possibilities of the medium. Basic glazing will be addressed. Open to all levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $595, Non-Credit: $395, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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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 Faces
November 4, 2016 (9am-4pm) — This class will be a fun one day exploration of faces – human or animal – and as representational or as “fantastic” as you like. Using slab building techniques, students will create three dimensional faces that can be displayed on the wall when completed. Jane will discuss basic facial anatomy and proportion and will demonstrate how to establish structure and model features. She will also demonstrate the application of ceramic underglazes. Firing is not included in the class but a list of businesses providing firing services will be available. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jane Kelsey-Mapel, www.janekelseymapel.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $90
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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Patinations
November 20, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Learn the techniques and materials used to create patinas particularly applicable to sculpture: bronze, verdigris, alabaster and terra cotta. Demonstrations, lectures and hands-on practice will provide a good starting point for students to explore different ways of presenting a finished surface. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan, www.clarissashanahan.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $135
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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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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Sculpting the Figure
January 16-20, 2017 (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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Creativity in Sculpture
February 13-17, 2017 (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 deals with creativity; the development of an idea from a selected character from history or literature of the American West with the goal of capturing the nature of the character or a moment of interest that tells a story. Jason will lead students 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!” Jason has developed this workshop in hopes that it will help artists to see beyond their own work and open the world of their creative minds. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jason Scull, www.jasonscull.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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The Female Form
February 27-30, 2017 (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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Sculpting Faces
March 13, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This class will be a fun one day exploration of faces – human or animal – and as representational or as “fantastic” as you like. Using slab building techniques, students will create three dimensional faces that can be displayed on the wall when completed. Jane will discuss basic facial anatomy and proportion and will demonstrate how to establish structure and model features. She will also demonstrate the application of ceramic underglazes. Firing is not included in the class but a list of businesses providing firing services will be available. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jane Kelsey-Mapel, www.janekelseymapel.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $90
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Modeling the Horse from Life
March 20-24, 2017 (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: $675 (horse model fee included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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One Way Trip to Composing Sculpture
April 3-7, 2017 (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 10-14, 2017 (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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Understanding the Human Face
May 1-5, 2017 (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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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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Sculpting in Florence Italy
choose your own dates (Mornings or afternoons) — Create Your Own Workshop. Explore the secrets of the Old Masters in a beautiful studio in the heart of historic Florence with classically trained professional artists. Discover your potential while also experiencing the master works of the Renaissance, wonderful food and wine, and the magic of Florence. Individual instruction and small classes allows for all levels of artists -from the very beginner to the more advanced. All workshops are available for your choice of 3 days, 5 days or 10 days at 3 hours/day (you may choose your own dates at any time subject to availability) leaving the remainder of the day free to explore Florence on your own. Visit website


Location: Florence, Italy
Instructor: Frank Rekrut
Sponsor: The Florence Studio
Cost: €95 intro - €865 for 10 days
Email: Laura Thompson
Phone: (39)389 157 0276

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