Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Figure and Portrait Modeling"
Tuesdays, January 22 - April 16, 2019
 

Sculpting from the life model is the foundational skill of traditional sculpture. Learn to model the life-sized human portrait and 24-inch full figure in clay, from armature construction to finished sculpture. Topics of study will include basic structure, gesture, proportion, anatomy and achieving a portrait likeness. Students may focus on the portrait, the figure or both. All levels are welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt, morgandummitt.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Terra Cotta Sculpture"
Wednesdays, January 23 - April 17, 2019
 

Explore the versatility of terra cotta clay, which requires neither an armature nor casting. Learn various techniques and tools through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model or imagination. Anatomy, proportion, design, and personal growth will be emphasized, as well as both representational and abstract approaches. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Foundry: An Introduction"
Thursdays, January 24 - April 18, 2019
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Pavel Efremoff
Cost: For Credit: $950; Non-Credit: $595; Lab Fee: $65
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure And Portrait Modeling with John Horn"
Saturdays, January 26 - April 20, 2019
 

Learn to sculpt the human 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. Instruction will cover armature construction, clay-modeling, and tool usage. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: John Horn
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Stone Carving"
Saturdays, January 26 - April 20, 2019
 

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. Open to all levels.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Metal Sculpture"
Saturdays, January 26 - April 20, 2019
 

This course focuses on metal sculpture fabrication, construction, gas and arc welding, brazing, and forging. Basic equipment will be provided, and specific techniques will be demonstrated. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $65
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"3-D Printing"
Mondays, January 28 - April 22, 2019
 

Investigate the computer as a tool for creating art in three-dimensions using the 3-D modeling applications Sketchup and Sculptris. Sculpt and draw on the computer; designing 3-D objects that are conceptually interesting, exciting and compelling. Learn to use PAFA’s 3-D printers to generate physical objects from both AutoCAD drawings and original objects you scan.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Robert Roesch, robertroesch.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction Relief Sculpture"
Sundays, February 3 - April 7, 2019
 

Relief is an excellent bridge to sculpture for draftspeople and a refreshing variation for sculptors working in-the-round. Learn all aspects of relief modeling in clay, including drawing, modeling high and low relief, and casting your work in plaster. Work from PAFA’s cast collection, the life model, or a project of your own design.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt, morgandummitt.com
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Sculpture Workshop"
March 30-31, 2019
 

Learn the techniques and tools of figure and portrait sculpture through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the model. Explore anatomy, proportion, design and expression through the versatility of terra cotta clay (no armature required). Sculptures will be fired at the end of the workshop.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: $195; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Bronze Casting"
June 17-21, 2019
 

Using contemporary methods and materials, learn the ancient art of bronze casting in this engaging and labor-intensive workshop. Create a ceramic shell cast of an original wax sculpture or transform an existing piece into a final work in bronze. Teresa will guide you step-by-step in the lost wax process of bronze casting, resulting in a finished sculpture. Be prepared for a busy week loaded with information, hard work, and a unique hands-on experience. Additional material costs will vary based on the size and number of sculptures you produce, as well as the current market price of bronze and other consumables.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Teresa Lind, cowyardstudio.com
Cost: Members: $505, Non-Members: $550
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Fundamentals of Metalsmithing"
June 17 & 24, 2019
 

Explore the range and versatility of sheet metal and gain valuable skills for working with traditional metalworking tools and equipment. Several processes will be discussed, but emphasis will be on multiple fabrication techniques to construct three-dimensional forms. Demonstrations will address shaping, bending, patterning, and soldering for a small-scale project or jewelry design. Linda will share many bench top and technical tips to experiment with metal, in addition to options for final finishing. Open to all skill levels.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Linda Seebauer Hansen, www.lindaseebauerhansen.com
Cost: Members: $255, Non-Members: $280
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Exploring Imagery in Clay"
June 19-22, 2019
 

Inspired by personal stories and imagery, this workshop will investigate the relationship between objects and their surfaces. Explore various surface techniques as you produce experimental tiles, low-relief pieces, and small-scale sculptures. Group discussions and hands-on experiments will address possibilities in creating relationships and narratives between objects, including methods for depicting imagery, using negative space and color, moving beyond the pedestal to forms that hang on the wall, and using molds to create multiples. Open to all skill levels, a spirit of curiosity and experimentation is encouraged.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Meghan Sullivan, www.MeghanSullivanCeramics.com
Cost: Members: $485, Non-Members: $525
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Sculptural Clay (Ages 6-8)"
June 24-27, 2019
 

In this workshop, young artists will use hand building techniques to explore the sculptural possibilities of clay. Pinch, coil, and slab construction will be used to create a series of unique works of art, including abstract sculptures, wall-hung pieces, and freestanding objects. Children will decorate the surfaces of their work with texture tools and brightly colored underglazes.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Creations in Papier-Mache (Ages 6-8)"
July 8-11, 2019
 

This workshop will introduce young artists to a variety of ways papier-mache can be used to create three-dimensional works that are sculptural and functional. Bowls, vases, sculptures, and piñatas are just a few of the possibilities. Completed with tempera paint and other media, pieces will be vibrant and durable.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Sculptures Big and Small (Ages 6-8)"
July 8-11, 2019
 

Focusing on structure and form, this workshop will dive into the many materials and techniques of sculpture. Cardboard, papier-mache, wood, fabric, and found objects will all be used to create abstract and realistic, hard and soft sculptures. Students will look at the sculptural words of historical and contemporary artists for inspiration and instruction throughout the week.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Family Drop-In: Sculpture"
July 12, 2019
 

Friday mornings are set aside for drop-in art making for children of all ages. Participants will explore the world of sculpture and learn new techniques through hands-on activities. No pre-registration needed.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: $15
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"The Figure in Clay"
July 22-24, 2019
 

Designed for artists of all backgrounds looking to expand their understanding of the human figure, this workshop investigates a methodical and anatomical approach to sculpting. While hand building from observation, you will learn how to identify and translate the planes, gesture, and expression of the figure. Join Robin as she discusses and demonstrates topics related to human anatomy, skeletal structure, body proportion, and pose. Hands-on practice will help you develop skill in building armatures, sculpting and manipulating clay, and problem-solving throughout the process. From clothed and nude models, you will use self-hardening clay to sculpt a head, torso, and full figure. Surface treatment of finished pieces will be addressed as time allows.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Robin L. Power, www.RobinPower.com
Cost: Members: $415, Non-Members: $445
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Introduction to Installation Art"
August 7-10, 2019
 

Interested in installation art, but not sure where to start? While installation art is typically thought of in relation to sculpture, this hands-on workshop will consider the relationship between 2D and 3D using simple flexible materials, such as fabric and paper. Discover how to convert these materials into complex forms to create an immersive installation in collaboration with your classmates. Making individual contributions that become part of a larger collaborative thematic work, you will transform PenArt’s painting studio. Liz will share her tricks for bending, folding, and non-technical manipulating of paper and fabric to produce elaborate and sculptural interludes. Group discussions led by Liz will address technical and conceptual concerns throughout the four days. No previous installation art or sculpture experience is necessary.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Liz Miller, www.LizMiller.com
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $490
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


 

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