• The Little Studio and Saint-Gaudens' home

    Saint-Gaudens

    National Historic Site New Hampshire

Sculpture Workshops

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.

Regular workshops introduce beginners to the basics of the figurative sculpture process and working with clay while providing advanced instruction for those with some experience. Everyone will work on a sculpture of their own.

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).
Children's sculpture class, August 9, is $20. A discount is offered to members of the Friends of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial. For more information and to register, contact the park at (603) 675-2175 ext.106

2014 SCULPTURE CLASSES

June 14
Sculpting the Torso

June 21

Sculpting the Torso, part 2

June 28

Sculpting the Torso, part 3

July 12
Bas-relief

July 19
Bas-relief

July 26

Relief/Plaster Mold Making,__Part 1 (Students should bring a relief or torso sculpture from the previous classes)


August 2
Plaster Casting,
_ Using the mold to cast a sculpture in plaster

August 9

Sculpture for Kids (For kids up to age 6 - 12. (the only thing students need to bring is their imagination).
Special price, $20


August 16

Sculpting a Bird, Part 1 (Students will sculpt in wax, extra materials charge.)

August 23

Sculpting a Bird, Part 2

August 30

Portrait Bust, Sculpting a life-size portrait bust

September 6

Portrait Bust, part 2

September 13

Portrait Bust, part 3

September 27
SCULPTURAL VISIONS EVENT

October 4

Rubber Mold Making/Finishing, Part 1
(Enrollment limited to six, extra materials charge)

October 11

Rubber Mold Making/Finishing, Part 2

Did You Know?

Liberty ship, named the Augustus Saint-Gaudens

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.