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.
• 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: Call603-675-2175 ext. 106 (Limit of 10 students per class.)
Dates: July 14 - Sketching at Saint-Gaudens - Still-life drawing: Learning the basics July 21 - Sculpting Drapery - Introduction to Sculpture July 28 - Portrait Drawing - Understanding the construction of portraiture August 4 - Portrait Sculpture: Part One - Learning how to sculpt portraiture from life August 11 - Portrait Sculpture: Part Two - Continuation of how to sculpt portraiture from life August 18 - Relief Sculpture: Part One - Learning how to sculpt in relief from life August 25 - Relief Sculpture: Part Two - Continuation of how to sculpt in relief from life September 1 - Casting: Casting previous relief work in plaster.