Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Figure & Portrait Sculpture Workshop"
June 22-23, 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


"Expressive Figure Sculpture"
June 24-28, 2019
 

Explore the possibilities and processes of expressive figure sculpture. Utilizing the life model as a point of departure, work from observational drawings, personal response, memory, and imagination. Create one figure sculpture in each of three techniques: clay modeling, plaster carving, and welded steel construction. All techniques and materials will be explained in-depth and demonstrated. An ideal course for beginning sculpture students and for those with experience looking to broaden their aesthetic.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure & Portrait Modeling - Session 2"
Mondays, July 8 - August 5, 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: $215; Lab Fee: $5
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Figure Sculpture"
July 8-12, 2019
 

Explore three-dimensional concepts and diversify your portfolio through terra cotta clay sculpture. Work from a life model to study clay modeling techniques, anatomy, proportion, composition, and personal expression. Sculptures will be kiln-fired after the course ends. Note: This class will utilize nude models. One-Week Intensives for High School Students offer teens the valuable opportunity to develop and hone their skills under the guidance of PAFA faculty. Open to students having completed 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades by Summer 2019. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt, morgandummitt.com
Cost: $425 + Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture"
Wednesdays, July 10 - August 7, 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. Full- or half-day course.
 
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


"Traditional Stone Carving - Session 2"
Wednesdays, July 10 - August 7, 2019
 

Discover the art of traditional stone carving. Using historical techniques, create work from drawings, clay sketches, or direct working off a stone block. Learn safe and effective tool use, progressing from simple geometric forms to foliage and portraiture. Advanced topics may include lettering, indirect carving using the pointing machine, and pneumatic chisel use.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt, morgandummitt.com
Cost: $215; Lab Fee: $40
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Écorché"
Thursdays, July 11 - August 8, 2019
 

Écorché is the three-dimensional study of human form by developing the bone and muscle structures beneath the skin. Working from the skeleton, students will model the underlying forms in clay on an armature. Excellent for both draftspersons and sculptors interested in a detailed study of human anatomy.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: John Horn
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Metal Sculpture"
Fridays, July 12 - August 9, 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


"Stone Carving - Session 2"
Saturdays, July 13 - August 10, 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: $295; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Animal Écorché: The Doe"
Saturdays, July 13 - August 10, 2019
 

Écorché is a classical approach to identifying and comprehending the underlying bone and muscle structures of a living subject by building a three-dimensional anatomical figure in clay. Students in this class will construct an 8-inch deer in plasteline, beginning with the skeleton. References will include a scale model and print/video media.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Diane Collins, www.dianecollinsstudio.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Foundry: An Introduction"
Saturdays, July 13 - August 17, 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: Morgan Dummitt, morgandummitt.com
Cost: For Credit: $950; Non-Credit: $595; Lab Fee: $65
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Animal Sculpture at the Zoo"
July 22-26, 2019
 

Compose clay sculptural studies of animal subjects on location at the Philadelphia Zoo. Begin with rapid three-dimensional sketches and progress to extended sculptural renderings in order to identify boney landmarks and convey the gesture of a variety of species. Comparative anatomy, materials, and techniques will be addressed, as well as methods for capturing expression. Transportation available. Note: Zoo admission fees not included in tuition price.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Diane Collins, www.dianecollinsstudio.com
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


 

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