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

2015 SCULPTURE CLASSES

June 20
Development of a drawing in clay into a low relief.
(A beginning and intermediate level workshop.

June 27
Incorporation of floral design, plant motif and decorative elements into pictorial relief work.
(A beginning and intermediate level workshop)

July 11
Designing a model for a coin, medallion or plaque in clay.
(A beginning and intermediate level workshop)

July 18
Creating a rubber and plaster mold from a low relief.
A beginning and intermediate level workshop)

July 25
Sculpting the human hand
(A beginning level workshop)

August 1
Preparatory drawing for sculptures and reliefs with an emphasis on a study of the works of Saint-Gaudens considering figurative proportions of man and animal, composition, scale, light and shadow and technical considerations. (A beginning to advanced workshop)

August 8
Reproducing a side view portrait of Abraham Lincoln as a Medallion
(A beginning to advanced workshop)

August 15
Making a mold for a coin or medallion in plaster.
(A beginning and intermediate level workshop)

August 22
Building a portrait base form head in clay on an armature, using calipers, understanding proportions of the head and face and blocking in a head workshop
(An intermediate and advanced workshop)

August 29
An introductory study of the human head, proportions and facial character in clay.
(A beginning and intermediate workshop)

September 5
Roughing in a portrait head on an armature and learning how to proportionally visualize the features.(An intermediate and advanced workshop)

September 12
Fine tuning a portrait head and adding detail, character, hair and texture.
(An intermediate and advanced workshop)

September 19
Basic plaster mold making from a bust.
(An intermediate and advanced workshop)

October 3
Developing rough and gestural studies of the human form as sketches and compositional maquettes in clay. (A beginning to advanced workshop)

October 10
Making a cast for a bas relief in plaster.
(A beginning and intermediate level workshop)

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