Discover your hidden talents, learn to sculpt at the home of one of America's greatest artists. Create a portrait relief, a design for a new coin, or a figure in the round. Learn how to make a mold, cast your sculpture, and then finish the surface to look like bronze. Classes are co-sponsored by Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and the Friends of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial. The classes are taught by the Sculptor in Residence.
Special workshops are also inclusive of beginners and advanced students. These workshops such as making molds may require some preparation prior to the class meeting.
Reservations for workshops must be made in advance. Classes usually meet from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Some multi-part classes may meet for a full day, 9-12 & 1-4. Clay and tools are provided. Half day class $40, (Rubber mold making and sculpting a bird may have an additional materials fee).
2014 SCULPTURE CLASSES
Sculpting the Torso, part 2
Sculpting the Torso, part 3
Relief/Plaster Mold Making,__Part 1 (Students should bring a relief or torso sculpture from the previous classes)
Sculpture for Kids (For kids up to age 6 - 12. (the only thing students need to bring is their imagination).
Sculpting a Bird, Part 1 (Students will sculpt in wax, extra materials charge.)
Sculpting a Bird, Part 2
Portrait Bust, Sculpting a life-size portrait bust
Portrait Bust, part 2
Portrait Bust, part 3
Rubber Mold Making/Finishing, Part 1
Rubber Mold Making/Finishing, Part 2
Did You Know?
There was a WWII liberty ship named the Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Launched in March 1944, in Panama City, Florida, it was later used to ferry troops during D Day, June 6, 1944. It was sold to Italy in 1947 and renamed the Nazareno. The ship was scrapped in 1967.