Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site hosts the oldest artist residency program in the National Park Service. Begun in 1969 by the park's cooperating association, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, the position plays an important role in the park's interpretive programs.
The sculptor-in-residence program is open to figurative sculptors who spend the open season from June-October working on their art and interacting with park visitors. The artist works in the historic Ravine Studio, located at the forest edge overlooking Blow-Me-Up Ravine.
Park visitors are able to interact with the sculptor, asking questions and thus learning about how Saint-Gaudens created the artwork they see at the site.
During the season, the sculptor also conducts a series of sculpture workshops, teaching the basics of figurative sculpture, mold making and casting.
Dan Willig - 2019 Sculptor in Residence
Dan Willig is the 2019 Sculptor in Residence at Saint-Gaudens NHS. He is a representational figurative sculptor. Learn about his sculptural process from clay to bronze. Dan will be at the Saint-Gaudens NHS through late September (participating in Sculptural Visions on 9/28) and will be working and demonstrating in the Ravine Studio as follows: Fridays: 9-4:30, Saturdays: 9-12, Sundays: 9-4:30. ►Read the Press ReleaseSculpture Workshop Classes @ Saint-Gaudens NHS
2019 Sculptor-in-Residence, Dan Willig - Instructor
• Times: All classes will be held on SATURDAYS from 1:00-4:00 (dates listed below).
• Materials: All needed materials will be provided.
• Location: Classes will take place in the Caretakers Garage.
• Fees: $40 per class, payable with check only to Saint-Gaudens Memorial.
• To Register: Call 603-675-2175 ext. 106 (Limit of 10 students per class.)
► June 22 - Still Life Drawing at Saint-Gaudens - Learning the basics of constructive drawing
► June 29 - Sculpting Drapery - Introduction to working in clay
► July 6 - Portrait Drawing - Understanding the construction of portraiture
► July 13 - Portrait Sculpting: Part One - Learning how to sculpt a bust from observation
► July 20 - Portrait Sculpting: Part Two - Learning how to sculpt a bust from observation
► July 27 - Portrait Sculpting: Part Three - Learning how to sculpt a bust from observation
BREAK - Aug 3 - NO CLASS
► Aug 10 - Sculpting from Photograph - Learn to sculpt using photo reference
► Aug 17 - Sculpting from Photograph - Learn to sculpt using photo reference
► Aug 24 - Relief Sculpting: Part 1 - Learn to sculpt a portrait in relief
► Aug 31 - Relief Sculpting: Part 2 - Learn to sculpt a portrait in relief
► Sep 7 - Relief Sculpting: Part 3 - Learn to sculpt a portrait in relief
► Sep 14 - Casting Relief - Learn to cast relief from workshop in plaster
► More information: https://www.danielwillig.com/work
Last updated: June 12, 2019