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In Search of the Elusive Gesture with Garland Weeks - May 2010

CLASS DATES: Monday, May 3 - Friday May 7, 2010

CLASS TIMES: 9:00 – 5:00

COST: $550. plus 20 lbs. oil based clay and 18” armature (approximately $95)

Garland WeeksThis hands-on, intense five day seminar digs deeply into all areas of representational sculpture. Using your own concepts, this class will magnify your original idea through creative design and strong composition. You will learn to expand your natural sense of creativity and apply it more completely. The development of mass, movement, rhythm and line will be thoroughly studied. In this class you will learn to incorporate clothing and drapery along with “outside” elements into one solid dynamic composition.

GARLAND WEEKS has spent over 30 years creating art based on his observations of Mother Nature’s wildlife, insects, pets and livestock. He is best known for and always returns to the human figure as his personal touchstone. The human figure and forms are where he finds his real heart and soul.
Garland realized two of his primary professional sculpting goals by being elected to full membership in the National Sculpture Society and to the National Academy of Western Art in 1990. He was selected as the Official Sculptor of Texas in 1995 by the Texas State Legislature and was advanced to the status of “Fellow” by the National Sculpture Society in 2004. Garland has successfully sculpted a diverse body of work ranging from life-size astronauts to cowboys and soldiers; doctors, preachers, and firemen to pool players, nudes and police officers; cats and mice to grandmothers and portraits; horses and dogs to grasshoppers and dung beetles; and literary figures from Rip Van Winkle to “Old Yeller”. Mother Nature offers endless opportunities and possibilities!

A $200. non refundable deposit will ensure your spot in the class.*

*Make checks payable to:
Susie Chisholm
10 Commodore Court  
Savannah, GA 31410

Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
Be sure to get your deposit in early to avoid missing this great opportunity.

Sculpting the Bird with Stefan Sevides - May 2010

CLASS DATES: Tuesday May 18 - Saturday May 22

CLASS TIMES: 9:00 – 5:00

COST: $550. plus supplies

Stefan Savides, internationally acclaimed avian taxidermist/sculptor will be on hand to teach you the workings of bird anatomy as it applies to sculpture. Stefan will actually mount a Quail, showing you first hand, the fundamental structure of a bird. You will learn the feather groups, how they overlap one another and where they are positioned on the body. You choose what bird you would like to sculpt. Stefan, came into this world with a total fascination of birds. His earliest life memories were centered around birds. At age twelve he began what would become a lifelong career in taxidermy. By the age of sixteen he was instructing adults in taxidermy in a night school setting. After graduating from high school he moved to the Klamath Basin, an inspiring area of northern California where birds abound. Stefan is an artist who has never worked a day in his life in mainstream America. His self- employed financial career, while mainly centered around taxidermy, has included painting, carving and sculpting birds as well. Savides’ forty-five year career in taxidermy has carried him to the top of his profession internationally and he now finds himself seeking new challenges. Sculpting in bronze is a natural progression for Stefan as it provides a lasting expression of his knowledge of avian anatomy and design. Years of intense study coupled with a flair for simplistic design equates to renderings that capture the essence of his subjects in tasteful clean works of art.

A $200 non-refundable deposit is required*

*Make checks payable to:
Susie Chisholm
10 Commodore Court  
Savannah, GA 31410

Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
Be sure to get your deposit in early to avoid missing this great opportunity.

Figure Sculpture with Paul Lucchesi - October 2010

Paul Lucchesi

CLASS DATES: October 2010 - Call Susie for details

CLASS TIMES: 10:00 – 4:00

COST: $550. plus model fees, 75lbs of water based clay and firing fees

Through individual instruction and demonstration, Paul provides students with the basic keys to sculpture using a live model. Special attention will be given to anatomy of the human figure. Topics covered will be design, drapery, gesture, movement, expression and more. There will be a male model and a female model, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

PAUL LUCCHESI is a well-known sculptor and painter who lives in New York City. He has taught sculpture at The New School, Parsons School of Design and the Education Alliance in NYC. In addition, he teaches seminars throughout the country. Paul is also a part time resident and teacher in Pietra Santa, Italy. Paul’s work has been exhibited at Bridgewater-Lustberg Gallery, NYC and several international galleries. He is the recipient of the Lindsay Morris Memorial Prize for the National Sculpture Society and the Henry Ward Ranger Fund Purchase Prize from the National Academy of Art and Design.

A $200 non-refundable deposit is required*

*Make checks payable to:
Susie Chisholm
10 Commodore Court  
Savannah, GA 31410

Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
Be sure to get your deposit in early to avoid missing this great opportunity.


Sculpting Animals With Darrell Davis

CLASS DATES: To be announced.

Students will bring in a photo(s) of an animal to work from. Darrell will instruct each student on building an armature, animal anatomy and obtaining the perfect attitude. The emphasis in the class will be on the gesture of your figure.

DARRELL DAVIS’ work is driven by composition. His journey in sculpture began after a visit to Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells inlet SC, as a teenager. After receiving a BFA from The University of Texas at Arlington he enrolled in the Graduate School of Architecture’s landscape architecture program. This year his work has been included in the National Sculpture Society’s Annual Exhibition, the Society of Animal Artists “Art and the animal” tour, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s “Birds in art” tour and in an ongoing exhibition at the National Geographical Society in Washington DC. Recently Darrell installed a commission of larger than life-size black bears for the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.

A $200 non-refundable deposit is required*

*Make checks payable to:
Susie Chisholm
10 Commodore Court  
Savannah, GA 31410

Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
Be sure to get your deposit in early to avoid missing this great opportunity.  

 
 
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