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Metal Meshworking in 3D
September 13-16, 2014 (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: $475
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Sculpting on the Italian Riviera
September 13-20, 2014 (10 am) — Enjoy the riviera while sculpting in the most beautiful setting, sculpt in clay, wood or stone with seaview artist residencies right at the border of the famous cote d'azur and the Italian Riviera. Old masters like Picasso, Monnet, Chagall choosed to live and create by us, a little paradise to create. Visit website


Location: Ventimiglia, Italy
Instructor: Nicole Durand
Sponsor: villa d'arte
Cost: 1582
Email: Nicole Durand
Phone: 33 608177897

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Écorché
September 18 - December 11, 2014 (Thursdays, 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 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

Intermediate Level

Slow Down - Wake Up - Make Art
September 19-21, 2014 (Fri 5 - 9 pm, Sat & Sun 9 to 5 pm ) — Learn to approach your existing artistic practice from a new perspective. Our goal will be to wake up the senses and strengthen our ability to perceive directly. Our goal is not necessarily to create finished work, but to experience methods to take to your own studio. The workshop will cultivate awareness, enliven the sense perceptions, and allow for insight. Suitable for visual artists who paint, sculpt, photograph or work in mixed media. Foundation skills will be revisited with a new approach. Nova Scotia is a magical place to experience the autumn. Both rugged and full of culture, it offers great variety for the senses and ample opportunity to "press reset" on your state of mind. Visit website


Location: Prospect Village, Nova Scotia, Canada
Instructor: annie abdalla, MFA, MES
Sponsor: Annie Abdalla Artworks
Cost: $450.00 including vegetarian meals
Email: annie abdalla
Phone: 902-852-3709

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Stone Carving
September 20 - December 13, 2014 (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: Steve 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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Figure and Portrait Modeling
September 20 - December 13, 2014 (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. 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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Metal Sculpture
September 20 - December 13, 2014 (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: Steve Nocella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $625; Non-Credit $495; Lab Fee $60
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Ceramics Crash Course
September 23 - October 2, 2014 — Join Dennis Ott the head of the Sedona Arts Center's Ceramics Studio to explore the world of clay through hand-building, slab construction and extruding. On the last day of class you will get a wheel demonstration to complete your two week tour. All materials and lab fees are included in this crash course specifically designed for students new to our ceramics department. You will complete three works of art that will be glazed and fired through this exciting crash course. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dennis Ott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $130 All materials included
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Terra Cotta Sculpture
September 24 - December 10, 2014 (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. 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
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Life Drawing and Sculpture
September 24 - December 10, 2014 (Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm) — Comprehension of gesture is an important compositional principle and is crucial to rendering the human figure in art. Explore the movement and the rhythmic arrangement of forms that constitute gesture through both drawing and sculpture. Students will make short and fast studies in charcoal, brush and ink, palette knife and black paint, and torn paper collage, working towards studies in clay and direct plaster, and explore scale by working in a broad range of sizes. Historical references to understand figure gesture will include classical Greek sculpture, Baroque spiral complexity and Beaux Arts sense of movement. Clay figure sculptures will be fired. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steve 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

Beginner Level

Metal Origami
October 4 - December 13, 2014 (Saturdays, 9am-12 noon) — This introduction to metal gives students a chance to explore and familiarize themselves in the medium. Designing templates in paper, transforming them into folded patterns, and producing a 3-dimensional piece is the bedrock of the class. Students will learn heating and forming techniques with provided tools along with learning and implementing basic design into their products. This class is designed for teens and adults at an introductory level. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Morgan Janssen
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $395
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Creating Sculpture in Iron
October 6-11, 2014 — Learn the ancient art of casting iron, and all its fundamental skills-from creating a mold to the pour itself. Understand the history of iron casting and its place in the relationship between industry and art. Theresa explains and demonstrates all techniques of sculpting, mold-making, and casting. Create a sculpture from oil-based clay and prepare a sand mold using your clay sculpture as a pattern. Participate in a spectacular iron pour on Saturday evening with all molds cast at week's end. Take home an original and enduring iron creation. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Teresa Lind, CowYardStudio.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $475 + materials fee, Non-Members: $500 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Creating a Metal Wall Piece
October 16-18, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This class is for the birds! Take your metal skills to the wall and learn how to shape, form, and fabricate a small bird and branch. Then, learn vivid coloration techniques using the hot patina process. Employ soft soldering, sawing, forming, layering, texturing, sgraffito, and cold connecting techniques to further your goals of transforming a two-dimensional vision into a three-dimensional work of art. Beginning metalworking experience is helpful. Ample time is provided for individual help as well as independent exploration. Students are encouraged to bring images of birds to work from and scrap metals for practicing patinas. Deviations from the suggested project are welcomed. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jon Michael Route, JonMichaelRoute.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $350 + materials fee, Non-Members: $375 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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The Art of Relief Sculpture: Head and Figure
October 20-24, 2014 (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. Daub 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 we will have live models, photos and digital images are commonly used to create reliefs. Students may bring their own reference for portraits. Eugene Daub has created hundreds of portrait reliefs for public figures, mints and an 18' relief for the Senate Chamber at the capital in Montana. Most recently, President Obama unveiled Daub's sculpture of Rosa Parks in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capital. 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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Clay Studio
October 20-26, 2014 (Monday-Friday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm) — Students learn building, throwing, glazing and firing skills while creatively pushing an idea beyond the expected. Through the common challenge of creating anthropomorphic vessels, incorporating human-like qualities as subtle as an implied gesture or as direct as the human form, we will explore hand-building construction using coil, pinch, slab and extrusion methods, as well as wheel throwing. These varied approaches offer many options for creating sculptural, architectural, narrative, nesting and transitional forms. Students are encouraged to use as many building methods as desired. Using fire, paper, sawdust and even horse hair, the smoke of the raku firing process creates unexpected and unique finishing results that are an exhilarating conclusion to the processes of this workshop. Evening firing schedule will be assigned. Visit website


Location: Little Switzerland, NC
Instructor: Seth Barendse
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $415 + $25 Studio Fee + lodging fees
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Sculpting the Figure
November 3-7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — The focus of this five-day workshop is interpreting the human form in plasteline clay, in an accurate and powerful way. Sculpting techniques, tools, anatomy, proportion and composition are considered, as they relate to developing a consistent, masterful process. Edward Eyth provides artists with insights attained throughout his extensive career as artist, designer, college instructor and over his five years as director of the Richard MacDonald Master Workshops. Discussions and comprehensive demonstrations provide participants with methods for genuine artistic advancement. Working from a live model each day, students will work on multiple poses. Intermediate through professional artists are encouraged to attend. 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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Sketches in Clay
November 6, 2014 — Join us for a figurative sculpting workshop with water based clay using a live model. Adam will demonstrate the techniques he uses when creating his miniature 'sketches' of the figure in clay. Perfect for the beginning figure sculptor or for anyone who wants uninterrupted time to sculpt from a model. Participants will learn about: techniques for sculpting figures, using a model as reference, capturing the gesture in clay, composition, and expression. We will concentrate on creating several sitting and reclining figure sketches from 3-5 inches tall. Learning to work with multiples in this scale allows people to become less attached to their process and will help them to more easily discover the qualities that bring 'life' to their sculptures. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Adam Schultz
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $175 (Includes Models Fee, Clay and Firing Fee)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Glass Houses: Kiln Forming 3-D Designs
November 7-9, 2014 (9:30 am - 3 pm) — Take the next step in kilnformed/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: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $218 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

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Figurative Sculpture with Raku Finish
November 7-9, 2014 — Lorri's three-day workshop will present participants with a new way of working with clay. Using fiberclay (regular ceramic clay with special fibers added to it), she teaches skills and techniques that encourage fragile and elongated forms that are often regarded as impossible to make and fire. The class will culminate in an actual raku firing during which your piece will be fired so that you will leave class with your finished sculpture. Fun, hands-on and experimental, Lorri will teach you the concepts and techniques and then allow you to 'go for it', opening your mind to a new way of working with clay. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Lorri Acott, www.lorriacottfowler.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $425 (Includes a $25 Firing Fee)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Sculpting in Alabaster
November 17-21, 2014 — Through demonstration and one-on-one attention this workshop will guide you to completing an alabaster stone sculpture. The workshop will be appropriate for professional artists as well as beginners. Subject matter could be a bust, animal, still-life, or bas-relief. Quarried alabaster stone, approximately 14" high, will be provided and students will be able to choose the stone appropriate to their theme. If possible, participants should bring their own Dremel tools. They should also bring a block of oil-based clay, approximately 5" X 3" X 3", to use for a maquette. The class will also include some history of stone carving and Native American design influences in stone carving. Safely goggles, masks, gloves and ear plugs will be provided. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Alvin Marshall
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $600
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Putting the Horse in Action
November 17-21, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will give the student tools to sculpt the horse with greater strength. We will explore composition and bringing the sculpture to an expression of what you want to say in the piece rather than just an accurate model. 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. We 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. We will build on the fundamentals of mass, texture, light and design. 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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Modeling Dogs from Life
December 8-12, 2014 (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 accurately, 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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The Art of the Portrait
January 12-16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — There are many approaches to portrait sculpture. This class 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'. We will work from live models, and also from 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 19-23, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Vala Ola will take you 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 day devoted to the head. Special focus on: eyes, lips, hair, and tips on achieving likeness using calipers. Hands and feet will be addressed. Fleshy forms vs. defined muscles, using shadows, points of interest, leading the eye around, texture, lost edges, and drapery will also be discussed. Tools to use, how to create textures. Composition, communicating emotion. The final result will be a beautiful anatomically correct figure, compositionally strong, and emotionally engaging. 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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Bird Sculpture
January 24-28, 2015 (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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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

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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

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Sculpting the Figure
February 9-13, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop consists of day-to-day instruction and demonstrations in modeling the figure with water-based clay. You will have the opportunity to work with a live model all five days while learning anatomy, proportions, and composition along with being introduced to special sculpting techniques and tools in the making of your figurative sculpture. During this workshop, you will learn two different methods for making a clay figure. One method is making your sculpture with a wire armature and the other method is creating your work of art in the traditional terracotta method using no armature. There will be individual attention given to each student. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Ann Rosow-Lucchesi, www.annrosowlucchesi.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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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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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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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

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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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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


Online | Rey Bustos 3D Anatomy - Ecorché | Self-Study
Online - 10 week course — Rey Bustos is one of the leading artistic anatomists in the country today! He is known for his lively and passionate lectures. This 10-Week course was pre-recorded at LAAFA with Rey lecturing to the students enrolled in his 3D Anatomy-Ecorché class. This course is shot with multiple cameras in high definition full 1080p HD. This is an intense, hands-on approach to learning the body - a necessity for any artist concerned with learning accurate anatomical representation. You will receive 10-Weeks of lectures and demonstrations, 10 Master Drawing and bonus lectures, plus a 3-month subscription to OnlineLifeDrawing.com which allows you to receive visual references from any figurative image in 360-degree angles, with just the click of a mouse (A $50 Value). Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rey Bustos
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts
Cost: $495
Email: Holly-Olin Miller
Phone: (818) 708-9232

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